Before winter weather arrives, we recommend these maintenance steps to protect your home from harsh elements and future leaking problems which can be costly to fix if left unchecked:

Clean your gutters - Well kept gutters allows rainwater and other debris to flow freely from the roof, through the gutters and downspouts.  Left unclean, your gutters become clogged which can ultimately contribute to the formation of ice dams.

Remove overhanging tree branches - Branches on top of a roof can be absolutely damaging, especially during a storm, as they can pierce through part of your roof and cause damage and leaks.  

Check on your insulation and ventilation - Having a fully functional insulation and ventilation system has benefits.  Temperature imbalance can eventually cause the formation of moisture, roof foundation rotting, and the formation of ice dams.

Schedule a Professional roof inspection -Hiring a roofing professional to perform an inspection will provide you with a thorough and accurate assessment of the condition of your roof.  Professional roofers are trained to know what to check for and can recognize and diagnose any signs of possible damage.   Taking care of any problems at the first sign will save you money later on in costly repairs.  

Ice dams can cause serious damage to your roof.