4 Ways To Maintain Your Roof And Avoid Unnecessary Repairs

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4 Ways To Maintain Your Roof And Avoid Unnecessary Repairs

30 June 2023
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Your roof plays a crucial role in protecting your home since it helps with your home's structure and protects it from the elements. That's why you shouldn't ignore essential roof maintenance because you do not want to ignore a problem that can lead to extensive repair. Here are a few things that you should be doing regularly.

Visually Inspect The Roof 

It's a good idea to periodically give the roof a visual inspection. This may be as simple as doing it from the ground and looking for shingles that appear loose or damaged. If the problem is visible from the ground, there may be surrounding shingles with issues that are more subtle.

If it is safe to do so, get closer to perform a visual inspection of the roof. Do you notice shingles that are brittle? Are there missing granules on the surface? Are there indentations due to hail damage? These are all indications that you need to have your roof repaired.

Clear All Debris

Do you have debris that has collected on your roof from a nearby tree? Debris can lead to moisture being trapped underneath it, which can cause mold to grow and deteriorate the shingles. Remove any debris that has fallen on the roof to ensure that it is not accidentally causing any damage.

Clean The Gutters

Your gutters can cause damage to your roof if you are not diligent about maintaining them. This is because clogged gutters can cause water levels to rise and soak into the bottom row of shingles. It's a problem that is easy to fix by simply cleaning out your gutters or hiring someone to do it for you. Have the gutters cleaned in the fall after all the leaves have fallen off the nearby trees so that you're prepared for the winter.

Remove Overhanging Branches

Have branches that hang over your home's roof? These not only pose a risk of falling on your roof and causing significant damage, but they can cause other problems as well. Leaves will be more likely to fall into the gutters, animals can use the tree branches to jump onto the roof, and even sap can drop down onto the roofing material. Trim any overhanging branches to protect your roof.

These are just a few ways that you can maintain your home's roof. Reach out to a roofing company if you need help performing a repair due to a lack of maintenance.