Most homeowners usually maintain their roof on a reactive basis waiting for problems to occur rather than doing maintenance regularly to prevent these issues. The problem with this roofing schedule is reactive maintenance typically leads towards more costly roof repairs. With these three tips, you will better become better at roofing maintenance, and you'll save money in the long run.
Merely inspecting your roof after a thunderstorm can catch many problems early on before they become significant. First observe as much as you can from the ground like loose gutters, missing shingles, debris, etc. Second, we'll safely climb a ladder to inspect the roofs hard to see areas. Remember though if you can't safely climb then don't! Look for broken chimney bricks, corroded flashing, cracks, tears, and blisters.
Ventilation and Insulation
Not having proper ventilation is one of the most critical issues overlooked by homeowners. Without this ventilation heat and moisture begins to build up and causes the roof to rot. When your roofs ventilation is weak, it can also decrease the efficiency of the insulation of your attic causing eroding. Eradicate any eroded insulation and replace with brand new insulation to improve the weak areas.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Debris like leaves and twigs can build up in your gutters overtime or abruptly following a severe storm. This buildup prevents the water from draining correctly which can lead to future roofing problems. Make sure to inspect your gutters regularly as you do your preventative maintenance schedule and keep them clear of all debris.
These three simple steps can save you money and prevent damages most homeowners deal with because these maintenance tips are avoided. Don't fall victim to costly repairs that may have never needed to happen in the first place. Experiencing problems with your roof and would like to talk with one of our roofing experts, give us a call today!
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