Gutterhawk understands the importance of a great quality roof and properly working gutters.  A new roof can be an expensive investment and once you make such a large investment in your home, you will want to protect it.

Even if your roof isn’t brand new, protecting it and taking proper care of it will prolong its life and keep your home safe for years to come.

First things first, clean the gutters.  The typical problems seen with clogged gutters in the Tallahassee area are wet basements, sinking foundation and discolored paint on the siding.  When the gutters are clogged, water can even seep upwards into the roofs sheathing and further into the rafters which can cause some serious wood rot.  Fixing wood rot can get up into the thousands of dollars.  Here in Tallahassee, Gutterhawk recommends cleaning the gutters at least in the fall and spring.  It’s an easy way to avoid costly problems.  Our gutter maintenance packages are a great way to schedule gutter cleaning care in advance and let Gutterhawk worry about the work.

The second thing to do for your roof is to remove leaves and debris. Leaves love to collect in the roof valleys and they trap moisture as they decompose.  Over time this can cause weak or soft spots in your roof.   Tallahassee weather can cause leaves and other debris to fall year round.  Gutterhawk would like to remind you that roof inspections performed regularly are advised.

Cleaning the moss off the roof is the third thing to keep in mind.  Not only does it look unsightly, but it can trap moisture, so it’s got to go!

Lastly, trimming overhanging branches is important.  This can be a number one issue in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.  The last thing you want is abrasions on your roof from overhanging limbs.  Experts recommend that branches be 10 feet away from the roof to prevent scratches to the shingles.

We hope these tips help you with caring for your roof and gutters.  Please remember that Gutterhawk is here to help the Tallahassee community with all their roofing and gutter needs.