DIY – Fall Maintenance Tip #2

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Fall is the perfect time to do home maintenance. Aside from Gutter cleaning, a roof inspection is just as important to protect your home from future potential issues.

If you are physically unable or uncomfortable climbing a ladder tall enough to reach your roof safely, please consult a professional.

Before climbing ladder, ensure the ladder is level and does not rock from side to side or front to back. Wear appropriate shoes for walking on shingles, metal, or slate, etc. type roofing. (Footwear could vary depending on the type of roof you have installed.)

Below is a list of items to check during a DIY fall roof inspection for homeowners.

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  • Check for up-turned, bent, or missing shingles – damaged shingles can lead to a leaking roof. As the weather cools down, shingles can become brittle (which could result in further damage).
  • Use a proper roofing sealant to seal shingles where…

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