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Keep Your Roof in Tip Top Shape With These 5 Tips

August 17, 2017

 

Many homeowners don't pay attention to their roof unless there is an issue. This can be problematic because then this means that their roof repairs will be incredibly expensive, as chances are the problem could have been prevented. 


So with this in mind, it is crucial that any homeowner invests in preventative maintenance to ensure their roof is in tip top shape all year round. Here are some of our favorite roof maintenance tips that will keep roof replacements at bay.

Look up
At the beginning of every season, do a casual inspection from the ground. When walking around your house, look for lifted shingles, a damaged drip edge, missing or buckling flashing, or sagging gutters. These are all signs that parts of your roof need a little extra TLC.

Call a professional
Even if you do your own inspection, there are some things a professional roofing contractor can notice that you may have missed. So as a rule of thumb, you should call a residential roofing contractor to inspect your home twice a year, at the start of spring and at the end of autumn. 

Cut down the trees
Your trees should never get too close to your roof; one bad storm and you can have a disaster on your hands. Keep your tree branches trimmed far away from your home at all times.

Clean the gutters
If the gutters aren't routinely cleaned, then leaves, dirt, and debris can pile up and cause them to sag. When this happens, the gutters pull away from the home, which puts stress on the eaves of your roof. Not to mention, when the gutters aren't placed exactly where they should be, water can pool on your roof and cause expensive pockets of water damage. 

Add proper insulation and ventilation
Proper insulation and ventilation are crucial to keeping your roof in good condition as they prevent ice dams from forming and reduce the overall moisture on your roof. If you aren't sure if you have enough of either, don't hesitate to contact our professionals today and we'll come look things over.

As long as you follow these roof maintenance tips and tricks, you will have a roof that keeps your home toasty and dry all year long.

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