Roofing maintenance in the fall is key to preventing roof damage and roof leaks that can be costly in the cold, wet months ahead. To help prevent that from happening we suggest you start by contacting a professional roofing contractor who is insured, has an actual place of business, and is a member of the Better Business Bureau. Have the roofing contractor inspect the roof for any obvious maintenance or repairs needed such as cracked, loose, or missing shingles, loose or popped up flashing and vents, animal or wind damage, tree limbs rubbing against the roof, tree debris collecting in the valleys, behind vents, skylights and chimneys, and clogged gutters. Any one of these issues can cause roof damage. They can lead to interior damage, rotten wood, and mold. Have the roofing professional correct any problems found, which will save you money in the long run and help prolong the life of your roof.