It’s September here in Oregon, meaning that it’s the perfect time to prepare for the chilly season. Check out these tips for preparing your roof for the harsh rain and cold weather here in the Eugene and Springfield area.
1) Inspect the roof before
It is important to inspect your roof before the cold months to make sure that nothing major occurs during the winter when it’s more difficult to face issues. You want to examine it for broken shingles from the previous winter or even damages from the extreme heat this summer. Sometimes it can be tough to get up to the roof and do the work yourself, contact us today or book online to schedule your roof inspection. We are your one-stop-shop for all of your roof needs.
2) Clean gutters
Cleaning the gutters on the roof before the cold season is important. Getting rid of all the leaves, twigs and other debris is vital to prepare your roof for the winter because when it starts to rain, the rain needs to be able to flow through the gutters without clogging. Cleaning out the gutters throughout the winter is also a good task to add to your maintenance routine to ensure that the gutters remain clear and clean. Learn how to clean your gutters safely here.
3) Inspect chimney
The healthiness of your roof also depends on the status of your chimney. Oregon gets pretty rainy during the cold months so to ensure that no rain goes into your chimney, check the surrounding areas of your chimney like the crown, flashing, and cover for damages. Don’t know what to look for exactly? Contact the Oregon Chimney Guys today and let us do the work!
4) Trim Trees
In Eugene, the fall season means that it’s the perfect time to trim all of the trees surrounding your house, especially those that are close to your home. In Oregon, winds in the winter can be rough causing a lot of trees to fall. So, protect your roof in advance and trim any trees surrounding your home to avoid having to worry about fallen trees later on. Now is also a great time to start thinking about the firewood for your chimney. Check out our latest blog to know what type to use!
5) Get rid of pests
Inspect around your home and look out for possible mice or even squirrel infestations that could be doing harm. Make sure to also check your attic and chimney because these are great spots for mice and other pests to take control of and eventually cause harm to your roof. If you haven’t already, installing a chimney cap is a great way to protect your chimney from pests. For more pest tips, click here.
Knowing what to inspect on your roof is challenging because small damages that can lead to major problems are hard to find at first sight, but you don’t have to do it alone. Oregon Chimney Guys is a leader in the Eugene area for all your roof inquiries. Contact us today!