Your roof is one of the most crucial systems across your home. It’s responsible for protecting you from animals, the weather, falling debris and more. Many homeowners don’t consider the overall state of their roof or inspect the roof until they’re facing a storm or other type of disaster. Proper care and maintenance for your roof can be better in the long run. With proper roof maintenance, you can ensure that your roofing materials last for up to 20 years. Here are some top tips that you can use for maintaining your roof and prolonging the lifespan of your roofing materials!
Take a Look at Your Roof Often
Doing a quick visual inspection of your roof even on a weekly basis can help you to spot some of the early signs of trouble with your roofing system. Missing shingles, blow offs, tears and punctures and buckling to your roofing materials can all be big issues with your roof. If you start to notice that the roofing materials are changing, it could be wise for you to seek an inspection on your roof as soon as possible.
Clean Your Gutters Regularly
Proper gutter care is also important, if your gutters are not draining properly water can continue to sit in these areas and damage the structure of your roof as well as your shingles. Gutters get clogged up with branches, dirt and leaves over time. Once they are clogged, this could even lead to the gutter structure completely falling and requiring replacement.
Check for Overhead Branches
Maintaining the plants and overhead branches across your roofing system can also be important. Branches can quickly cause damage on a windy day and if you have branches that are 8 to 10 feet away from your roof, trimming them back can help to prevent damage to crucial systems. Keep some of these ideas in mind regarding the care and maintenance of your roof. If you could use access to a repair professional for your roofing systems, contact us today to learn more!
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.