Every home needs a roof. It protects you, your family, and your belongings from outside elements. With this in mind, are you doing everything needed to guarantee that your roof is working properly for you? No? Unsure? Take a moment to consider the below information to ensure you are in fact doing what you should to protect your roof’s integrity.
You should have a professional come out and inspect your roof at least twice a year. This confirms any issues are found as soon as they arise and can be addressed prior to causing leaks or damage.
Routine maintenance includes cleaning your roof. This may sound strenuous, however, can be as simple as keeping your roof free of limbs and debris. You should keep gutters and downspouts clean and clear as well. If you have gutter guards, a common misconception people have is that there is no maintenance involved. However, you have to make sure that the roof line does not get built up with debris and in turn creates a damming effect which can cause overflowing, and defeat the purpose of gutters. This damming effect can also cause the water to pond and seep under the shingles, becoming the possible source of leaks.
Repairs may seem like they shouldn’t fall into the category of routine maintenance, however, it is one of the more important tasks. If a repair doesn’t get addressed in a timely manner a multitude of situations can transpire. Neglected repairs cost you time and money in the long run. As we all know, small leaks turn into big leaks, and big leaks can cause costly interior damages. This can often times be prevented with a little routine maintenance and a yearly inspection.