You and your family are shielded from the elements by your roof, which is an essential part of your house. Yet it also experiences a lot of wear and tear, which over time can result in damage, and potentially repair.
It’s crucial to properly maintain your roof if you want to keep it functioning at its best. Here are some suggestions for maintaining a damage-free, clean roof.
Continual Inspections ✍
Regular inspections are one of the most crucial things you can do to keep your roof in good condition. The best time to evaluate your roof is in the spring and fall, and ideally twice a year.
Keep an eye out for any damage indicators, such as gutter damage, cracked flashing, or missing or broken shingles. Make repairs right away if you find any problems to stop them from getting worse. Your roof can be a great asset or liability to your home’s value.
Maintain Gutter Cleanliness ✨
In order to keep water away from your roof and foundation, your gutters shouldn’t be compromised. Unfortunately, they are unable to perform their function properly if they are blocked with leaves, dirt, and other debris.
Due to water overflow, your roof, siding, foundation, and possibly even your basement may sustain damage. Maintaining clean gutters by frequently removing debris will help you avoid this. Spring cleaning is a must!
Cut Back Dangerous Branches 🌲
Tree branches that hang over your roof can be very dangerous, especially in storms or with strong winds. Be aware of the vegetation and trees surrounding your property, and evaluate risk.
Make careful to regularly trim any overhanging branches to avoid damage. In addition to protecting your roof, this will stop branches from falling onto your property.
Keep Your Roof Clean 🏡
Another crucial element of preserving the quality of your roof is keeping it clean. If left untreated, dirt, debris, and algae can build up on your roof over time can potentially cause rot or damage.
Use a soft-bristled brush or preferably a power washer to clean your roof. If you choose to pressure wash, it’s always best to contact a professional.
Hire a Specialist ✅
Always employ a professional. A skilled roofing contractor can do an in-depth assessment, spot any problems, and perform the required repairs. Also, they can securely and effectively clean your roof without endangering it.
Norton Exteriors has over 25 years of experience servicing, repairing, and installing roofs for our New England customers.
If you’re looking for an inspection, roof repair, or installation contact us for your free consultation today!