Roof maintenance is a vital part of up-keeping your home and adding value to your property. Periodically maintaining and inspecting the exterior of your house will reduce hefty repair costs down the road. It also adds to the look of your house, making it look more appealing and inviting.
Here are some things you need to know about roof maintenance.
Regular inspection of your roof is essential. It’ll help you look out for any damages and holes before they get too big. Inspect the entirety of your roof’s condition at least twice a year, preferable during spring or late fall. Don’t go walking on your roof and hurting yourself; climb a ladder and scan the roof and if you find anything that looks odd, investigate it further. You can also look out for problems on the ground. Broken shingles, gutter pieces, or water pooling around your foundation are not a good sign and should probably be inspected further.
Cleaning and maintaining it yourself
Gutters play a vital role in the well-being of your roof. Your gutters collect rainwater from your roof and drain it on the ground. Sagging or old gutters might not be able to do their job effectively, resulting in a leaky and damaged roof.
You must get up there throughout summer and fall and clear your gutters by removing any leaves, dirt, and debris that might clog it up. During storm and rain seasons, keep a close eye on your gutters to ensure they are draining water effectively. Water sitting in your gutters for an extended period will damage them and require costly repairs or replacements.
Look out for mildew
Mildew and moss love shaded roofs that protect them from the sun. During your inspections, if you see any green bits covering your roof, then you’ve got a problem. At first, they might not seem like a big deal, but eventually, they'll spread and cause moisture to form on your roof. Your roof will slowly but surely start to rot. To prevent the issue from getting worse, spray a roof-cleaning solution on the growing nasties and wash it away. If this doesn't help, you'll need to call roofing contractors before the problem spirals out of control.
Let the professionals handle repairs
The last thing you should do to maintain your home's overall look and integrity properly is to let the professionals do their job. Their experience and keen inspection will allow them to pinpoint leaks and damages that otherwise might go unnoticed. You can clean your gutters and inspect your roofing for visible damage. Still, only an experienced professional will test and inspect every single aspect for any leaks and damages. They will also be able to handle actual repairs and problems accurately.
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we at Roof Replacement Inc. offer quality repairs and exceptional services for all our clients. We have trained and licensed professionals to handle all your roofing needs.