Taking care of your home's roof can make a huge difference in how long the roof lasts, and how much money you'll spend to make updates and repairs over time. Below, we're sharing tips for roof maintenance and seasonal care, to keep your home in shape throughout the year.
Keep It Clean
Debris can be a major problem for your roof. When leaves pile up, they can create a build up of moisture and, if left for too long, can cause mold to grow. While most leaves and debris will come off on their own, you might need to take the time to brush off the remainder.
Check the Gutters
Gutters are relatively easy to clean and repair, but can be costly to replace. Keep gutters clear of leaves and debris to prevent build up and to allow water to move freely. When having your roof inspected a couple of times each year, be sure to have the gutters checked for damage and any pieces that need to be repaired.
Look for Loose Shingles
Shingles can come loose or come off of your roof completely due to wind or rain. Take note of areas where shingles are loose or missing, and have them replaced as soon as possible. Without properly attached shingles, your roof will be vulnerable to the elements and you may end up with leaks.
Prune and Remove Branches
There are multiple reasons for adding pruning to your roof maintenance checklist. The branches of close by trees can rub against the roof, creating friction that can cause damage. There's also a threat of branches falling during storms. Finally, branches allow small animals to gain easy access to your roof, where they can chew and claw their way through materials. Have a professional remove branches within 10 feet of your roof.
Call in the Pros
Checking on roof maintenance throughout the year will save you time, money, and headaches in the future. Have a professional give your roof a check twice a year, to assess any damage and recommend repairs. Go over the report with the inspector, and take care of problems promptly to prevent further damage.
When is the last time you had your roof checked out? Contact First Quality today at 702-262-7847 to schedule an inspection.