How do your maintain a roof? Well, the first step is to check it as often as possible, especially after a heavy storm or high winds. The good news is that you don’t have to go up a ladder to get a good look at your roof. Instead, all you need is a good pair of binoculars to see any potential problems. Here’s what you should look for when inspecting your roof:
• Missing shingles
• Curling shingles
• Cracked shingles
• Peeling flashing
• Missing granules
Any of the above signs of damage should be looked at as soon as possible, preferably by a professional roofing contractor who can safely make the necessary repairs.
Wondering why you should pay for a roof inspection when you can check your roof yourself. An inspector will be able to spot potential problems you might miss, as well as provide you with tips for maintaining your roof. You should get your roof inspected yearly to prevent any major issues. The cost of an inspection can save you thousands in costly repairs.
Another tip that your roof needs maintenance is finding water stains inside your house. You should be checking your ceilings and attic just as regularly as your roof itself for water damage to head off any serious issues. The most common warning signs of a leak are:
If you notice any of these signs, your next step is to locate the leak and call in a professional to patch up the hole in your roof. Though if you’re comfortable working on your home yourself, there are a couple of DIY repairs in the post below you may consider.
No roof maintenance checklist would be complete without this tip. It’s a dirty job, cleaning out your gutters is essential in maintaining your roof. Clogged gutters make it easy for water to seep under your roof, creating more than just a few water stains. Most experts recommend cleaning them out twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall.
Tree branches can be a problem for a few reasons, the most obvious being the risk of falling on your roof during severe weather. Be vigilant when it comes to your landscaping and cut off any large branches that are directly over your roof. This will help reduce storm damage, while also preventing leaves from piling on top of your shingles, absorbing moisture and eventually rotting your roof. Also any branches touching your roof should be removed. When the wind blows they can scratch your shingles and can leading to damage.
How do you know if its time for a new roof? This article will help you learn about your roof and about the signs you need to look for. Click the find out more button to read the article or call us for a free assessment.
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