Prepping Your Roof for Fall in North Georgia 7. November 2017 Leaksmith Guru Dacula Roofing Contractor, Johns Creek Roofing Company, Lawrenceville Roofing Contractor, Professional Roofing Companies, Residential Roofing Contractor, Roof Maintenance, Suwanee Roofing Contractor (0) Fall is a beautiful time here in North Georgia. The leaves are turning, the air’s getting crisp, and of course, football is back in full swing. As nice as it is, fall and the months to come can wreak havoc on your roof.Here at Accent Roofing, fall is one of our busiest seasons. It’s the perfect time for roof repair or replacement – the weather is cool and predictable – and also for general maintenance. Here’s how our residential roofing experts suggest you prepare your roof for fall here in GA.Schedule Your Annual Inspection You should have your roof inspected once a year (and at the very least, once every two years) by a local roofing contractor. Fall is the ideal time to schedule your annual maintenance inspection: the weather this time of year is typically dry relative to summer. There’s one big exception, though, and it can wreak havoc on your roof. Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November, so there’s still a good chance your roof needs to be ready for heavy rains and strong winds. A professional inspection can ensure you’re in good shape no matter what fall throws at you.Check for Cracks A good way to tell whether your roof is leaking air is to head up into the attic. If you can see daylight anywhere, your roof needs to be professionally sealed. Maybe your shingles are cracked or maybe your roof’s under-layer is degrading; whatever the cause, you don’t want to lose all your precious heat to a leaky roof once cold weather sets in.Clean Out Your Gutters One of the absolute best reasons to have your roof inspected in fall is to have your gutters professionally cleaned. The optimal time will greatly depend on the tree cover over your house including the trees’ sizes, species, and access to sunlight. Ideally, you want to clean your gutters just after most of fall’s leaves and debris are down but before winter’s moisture hits. Remember, your neighbors are also scheduling their gutter cleanings this time of year, too, so get on the calendar early to secure your spot.On the Ground There are a few things you can do from the ground (assuming all or part of your roof is accessible, such eaves or overhangs) to shore up your roof for fall. Summer is when most of Georgia’s “critters” start building nests, so look for dirt dobber cones, birds’ nests, and even squirrel hideouts all over the exterior of your house. Don’t forget to check around the base of your gutters and behind gutter downspouts, too! Clear away all the limbs, sticks, and yard clippings from the exterior of your home so your gutters can drain cleanly; properly functioning gutters are the backbone of your entire roofing system. Fall is the season for roof repair in Georgia! Accent Roofing is your local roofing contractor for Suwanee, John’s Creek, Grayson, and all over north Georgia. Our team of experienced roofers knows all the challenges your structure faces this time of year. Call us today to schedule a fall inspection and gutter cleaning with a roofing contractor near you.