How to Prevent Serious Damage to Your Roof
If your roof sustains damage, it can lead to very big and expensive problems. You might see anything from structural damage to severe leaks. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid any serious damage to your roof.
Have It Inspected
The best way to prevent serious damage is to catch problems early. Inspecting your roof is essential to doing this. You should have your roof inspected regularly, but especially before and after winter. It is best to hire a professional to inspect your roof if you are inexperienced or uncomfortable. If you do feel capable, there are several things to check for. See if your roof is sagging at and check for loose shingles, cracked seals, mold and algae growth, and any signs of animal infestation. You can also look in your attic to see if there are any leaks. If you see any problems, fix them immediately.
Clean Your Gutters
While it might be tedious, cleaning out your gutters is essential. Clogged gutters make it difficult for water to properly drain. Built-up water can lead to mold, rotted wood, and leaks. They also make a nice home for pests. When cleaning out your gutters, make sure you remove all debris including leaves, sticks, and other debris. You should go further than just removing the debris though. Pressure washing can remove mold, algae, and other debris from your roof and gutters. Being thorough will allow your gutters to function better and allow more time between cleanings.
Trim Your Trees
If you have a lot of trees around your house, they can be a potential cause of damage to your roof. During storms, branches may snap and it’s even possible for trees to fall onto your roof. Make sure you regularly maintain your trees. If branches are growing close to the roof, you should trim them back. Check them before storms to make sure they are stable. Trees can also lead to a lot of debris collecting on your roof. This includes leaves and twigs that can lead to trapped water that may cause mold, algae, and other damage to your roof. Keep this debris clear. Cutting back your trees can help prevent further debris.
Preventative measures are extremely important because they help you avoid larger problems later. Make yourself aware of common types of roof damage in your area and learn how to avoid such damage. You’ll be saving yourself a lot of time and money.We can provide you with a quality roof that will stand the test of time. Contact us today to get an estimate!