As the new year begins, we know that you’ve started to think about the home maintenance tasks you need to complete.
You’ve changed the batteries in your smoke detector and repainted your kitchen cabinets.
But have you thought about making sure your roof is in tip-top shape?
These home maintenance tips will tell you some of the most effective — and easiest — ways you can ensure your roof is in great shape.
1. Keep Your Gutters in Good Shape
Gutters that are filled with heavy, wet leaves and twigs can quickly wreak havoc on your roof.
One of the most essential home maintenance tips when it comes to keeping your roof safe — and avoiding costly repairs — is to clean out your gutters as often as you can.
Clogged gutters can harm your roof’s sheeting, cause it to rot, and can even threaten your roof’s overall structural integrity because of the weight and stress placed on the roof.
2. Take a Look at Your Yard
Make sure you take a look at potential hazards lurking in your yard.
For example, do you have large tree branches hanging over your home? Do you have a lot of old trees in your backyard that are, realistically, a few storms away from falling?
If so, now is the time to get rid of them.
It’s not just about stopping these branches from falling on and damaging your roof (which can have deadly consequences). These branches also make it incredibly easy for pests and rodents (and all other kinds of critters) to hop from a tree onto your roof.
3. Schedule an Inspection
When it comes to protecting both commercial and residential roofs, one of the most important things you need to do is schedule an annual roof inspection.
While some roof problems (like fallen or damaged shingles and leaks in the attic) are obvious to the untrained eye, other signs, like failing flashing, a loss of shingle granules, or even sags and valleys in the roof, may be more difficult for someone who isn’t a professional to spot.
While DIY tutorials can help you to fix some things, most roof problems are best left to a professional.
Plus, an expert can do things right the first time, and may even be able to help you understand which kinds of roofing materials are best for your climate and building structure.
Need Professional Help in Addition to These Home Maintenance Tips?
While we hope that you’ve found this list of home maintenance tips helpful, we understand that sometimes, the best thing you can do for your roof is to call a professional to inspect and repair it.
That’s where we come in.
Take a look at the roofing services we offer. Whether you need roof restoration, cleaning, or even leak repairs, we’re here to help you make it happen.
Contact us to schedule your service appointment.