Fall is the perfect time to inspect your roofing for any problem areas before the colder weather arrives. Taking the time to make sure your roof is in good shape while the weather is still favorable can save you from repairs or maintenance during the harsher weather. Review the list of tips below to get your roof ready.

How to Prepare Your Roof for Colder Weather

1. Check Shingles

Over time, a roof's shingles can become worn and loose. Extreme weather and wind along with tree branches can damage your shingles, leaving areas exposed and prone to leaks. If you notice loose or missing shingles, call a roofing contractor to replace them right away. It's important to resolve this issue before winter, as you'll lose heat and allow cold rain to enter your home. 

2. Clean Gutters


Well-functioning gutters allow rainwater to flow off your roof and away from your home. Throughout the year, gutters can become clogged with everything from branches to bird's nests. Checking the channels for debris and cleaning them out will ensure that precipitation moves through the system efficiently.

You may also want to think about adding gutter guards to your roof. Gutter guards shield gutters from a large portion of the debris that would normally find its way inside and cause clogging. Ask your roofing contractor about gutter guard options.

3. Trim Trees

As the seasons begin to change, trees will begin to lose their leaves, which can make their way onto your roof and into your gutters. Windy weather and storms can also blow branches and debris onto your roof, causing potential damage. Keeping trees trimmed and clean can help prevent excessive debris from falling onto your home. 


If you are looking for a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roof before winter arrives, contact the team at Guaranteed Roofing. For over 30 years, they have been providing homeowners in Jenks, Broken Arrow, and Tulsa, OK, with high-quality roofing services and excellent customer care. To learn more, visit their website or call (918) 451-0119 to schedule an estimate today.