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5 Fall Roof Maintenance Tips

Are you worried about your roof in the coming winter? Now is the right time to get your roof ready!

We’ve found by doing preventative maintenance on your roof, you can save thousands of dollars in roofing costs. The last thing you need is to have an emergency roof repair in the winter. Roofing in Edmonton during the winter can be a tricky proposition!

Here are five simple tips that will keep your house safe, dry and ready for the snow.

  1. Inspect your Roof
  2. Clean your Gutters
  3. Repair any Damages
  4. Trim Surrounding Trees
  5. Check Your Insulation
  1. Inspect Your Roof

People living in Edmonton should inspect their roof twice a year. Once in the spring, and a second time in the fall.  You can do this inspection from the ground.  Here are some things you should look for:

  • Damaged or missing shingles
  • Broken or sagging gutters
  • Damaged or leaky caulking
  • Granules on the shingles
  • Exposed nails
  • Missing or Damaged Flashing

Of course, the best way to make sure your roof is in good condition is to schedule an inspection by a professional roofer.

  1. Clean Your Gutters

When the leaves fall, your gutters can easily be clogged. If this happens, your drain will back up and could cause rot within your roof’s fascia.

Call a professional to have your gutters cleared and prevent significant damage.

  1. Repair any Damages

After an inspection or having a professional do a comprehensive assessment, you will clearly know what needs repairing. A professional will give you a clear guideline for what to fix before winter. Minor problems in the fall become significant problems in the winter. Have an expert roofer repair your roof before winter.

  1. Trim Surrounding Trees

Winter is the time when trees undergo the most stress. A massive snowstorm dumps not only heavy snow on your roof but also on the surrounding trees. If one of these trees falls on your roof, you will have serious problems. Contact an arborist to remove any dangerous branches.

  1. Check Your Insulation

Insulation and ventilation are crucial to keeping your house warm in the winter.  Edmonton is cold in the winter, and the temperature fluctuates from freezing to melting. You want to ensure that your attic is in good condition to prevent attic rain.  The last thing you need is ice forming in your attic, causing significant damage due to condensation.


Taking care of your roof in the fall is an excellent idea if you want to prevent severe damage in the winter. A professional roofer can inspect, repair and advise you of your options.

Contact an experienced roofer before the snow hits.