How to Prepare Your Atlanta Roof for Fall

Fall is finally here! Atlanta and the surrounding area will soon be awash in beautiful autumnal colorsthe perfect backdrop to everything from pumpkin picking to cozy days at home.

As you prepare to enjoy all the season has to offer, be sure to take some time to assess the condition of your roof, too! This pivotal season between summer storms and winters cold provides homeowners a helpful period to check on their roof and make any necessary repairs or replacements.

Just read on for a few helpful tips and steps you can take in the months ahead.

Ask for a roof inspection

One of the best places to start is with an inspection from Franks Roofing Solutions! Chances are, your home saw its share of stormy, windy weather this summerand even if your roof didnt sustain immediate or obvious damage from hail, wind or heavy rain, it may have still been worn down by the elements. You may have noticed signs like a ceiling leak, or just want to play it safe and have your roof checked out to rule out any possible issues. Whatever your situation may be, were here to help thoroughly inspect your roof so that you know what steps to take next!

Repair or replace your roof before winter weather arrives

Depending on factors like storm damage, wear and tear and the overall age of your roof, it may need to be repaired or replaced. If so, rest assured that Franks Roofing Solutions can provide the services you need at an affordable price! These measures arent something you will want to set aside until spring, as winter weather like sleet or snowfall can cause further damage (and even if Georgia isnt the snowiest state in the country, seasoned Peach State residents know that extreme winter weather can catch us by surprise every now and then! Why get caught off guard?).

Plus, your roofs new shingles seal best with warmer temperatures, so it can be helpful to get your roof repairs or replacement done ahead of colder weather.

If all looks good roof-wise, congratulations! Its one less thing to think about as you enjoy your favorite fall activities. If you have other home projects that can help make the colder weather ahead more comfortable (like replacing siding or insulation for a cozier home!), Franks Roofing Solutions can help with that, too.

Leave the fall foliage to the trees (repair your gutter, if needed)

Colorful fall leaves are beautifulbut they look best on trees or raked into a pile for jumping, not lining your gutter where they can cause potential flow issues! You can help prepare your gutter for fall with regular cleaning of leaves and other debris, but be sure to check with your Franks team if you need help with more sophisticated repairs or maintenance. After all, we know that gutters are part of a healthy, well-functioning roof system. They help keep precipitation away from your home, diverting H2O that can cause leaks and other issuesso showing them some TLC is always a good idea, especially during the fall months!

Get help taking care of dead or overgrown trees

If leaves and debris in your gutter is becoming an excessive issue, or dead, overgrown branches are getting a little too close for comfort to your home, it may be time to get in touch with a landscaping professional! Tree care pros can safely, expertly prune or remove trees so that you can enjoy peace of mind all fall long.

We hope that these tips help you achieve a stress-free fall, knowing that your roof and home are protected from whatever next seasons weather may bring! For small maintenance and repairs, to larger-scale roof replacements and everything in between, Franks Roofing Solutions has you covered (literally). With more than 35 years of combined experience, and a commitment to quality service you deserve, we look forward to working with you to shelter your family this fall and all year long. Call us today to learn more!