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How To Keep Your Roof in Good Shape

Every homeowner understands the almost endless list of maintenance required when you own a home. Your roofing is one of the most important things you need to keep an eye on to ensure your home remains safe and secure. A solid roof installation keeps your home warm and dry but that takes a little care at times. Here are some tips that will help you make sure that your roof is properly maintained throughout the year.

Tip #1: Remove Overhanging Branches

One of the easiest things you can do to maintain your roof is to trim any branches that are too close to the home. This will not only reduce the risk of falling branches damaging your roof shingles, but it will also limit the number of small objects like leaves and twigs that can clog your gutters. You don’t need the added expense of roof repair.

Tip #2: Regular Roof Inspections

Call for a roofing company to perform roof inspections at least annually if not more frequently. This can help reveal minor issues before they become big, expensive problems. Even if you end up needing a full roof replacements, it will save you much more money to have a new roof installed than all the repairs you will need if you wait until it is too late. Just be sure to hire a reputable roofing company to perform the inspections and any necessary repairs.

Tip #3: Maintain Your Gutters

It’s vital to ensure your gutters are cleared of debris so that they can guide water off your roof so that it does not get back up underneath the roof shingles. This can create moisture stains, mold, and leaks. A roof inspection that includes your gutters should be a regular occurrence to make certain your roof is firmly secure. Hanging gutters can lead to added moisture entering the home as the fascia can pull away.

Tip #4: Keep a Clean Roof

Remove any fallen debris and wash off the roof if possible. If you happen to find any signs of moss or algae, it can be handled with a solution of water and bleach. While you may not feel safe doing so, call your roofing company to climb onto the roof for you.

Tip #5: Inspect Shingles

If you find damaged or missing shingles, you will need roof repair as soon as possible to avoid water getting in and allowing mold to grow or wood to rot. Moss or algae and moss can spread under the shingles creating a much larger problem that will require further roof repair.