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Now that kids are back in school, summer vacations have come to an end, and your life is returning to somewhat of a normal schedule, it’s time to think about preparing your Orlando home for the coming winter. While Orlando does enjoy relatively mild temperatures throughout the year, fall and winter can bring hurricane weather, storm damage, rain, and other things that could be problematic for your Orlando roofing. Here is your must-do list for this fall.

Inspect the Roof Exterior

The best way to spot damage to your Orlando roofing is by carefully inspecting the roof shingles up close. While you can sometimes see damage from the ground, you might miss important areas that are not visible without being on top of the roof. If you’re not comfortable getting up on the roof to perform the inspection or you don’t have the proper safety equipment, hire professional Orlando roofing contractors to do it for you.

Inspect Under the Roof

Another place to spot potential problems is from the underside of your Orlando roofing. From here you can identify potential leaks by looking for areas where you can see sunlight coming through, or signs of water streaks, mold, or mildew on the roofing support system. You can also check to make sure temperature levels in the attic are normal (not too hot/muggy or too cold), and that you don’t need to add more insulation or improve ventilation in that area.

Clean Your Gutters

Gutters play a very important role in keeping your roof dry, giving water a channel to flow off the roof and away from the house so it doesn’t end up pooling near the foundation or causing slippery conditions on walkways outside your home. If your gutters are clogged with leaves, branches, and other debris the overflowing water could be a problem for your home.

Get on a Schedule

In the future it’s easiest if you get on a regular schedule of performing maintenance and checking your roof every spring and fall. Add it to your spring cleaning and yard maintenance list, then make sure you do it again before the worst part of hurricane season and winter weather come in the fall.