Your roof is one of the most important elements of your house. It’s an expensive investment that keeps your family and possessions safe from wind, rain and UV rays. Throughout the year, your roof endures every change in the weather from the hot and dry Las Vegas heat to an occasional rainstorm. Keep your roof strong and secure by maintaining it year-round with these tips:
1: Check Your Shingles.
Shingles are the first line of defense which means they’ll often see the most damage. You need to regularly check for missing or damaged shingles. It’s also important to know how to take care of your specific type of shingle material. Tile, slate, wood, metal and asphalt shingles all require different levels of maintenance to remain intact and secure to your roof.
2: Clean Your Gutters
Clogged gutters can send excess water underneath your roof which can cause major structural issues. Always unclog your gutters regularly, especially if you have trees hanging above the roof. Cleaning the gutters also allows you to observe any shingle granules that may be a sign of shingle deterioration.
3: Minimize Changes of Damage
Obviously, you can’t control the amount of rain or sun your roof is exposed to. However, you can take steps to proactively protect this structure from other sources of damage. Responsibly maintain the trees that hang over your roof by trimming back limbs. Not only do you want to limit the chances of the branches themselves impacting your roof, but you also want to cut down on the number of leaves that fall onto the top of your home. Wet leaves left to clump on your roof can cause the same type of damage as standing pools of water. You also should try to prevent pests like insects, rodents, and birds from living or congregating on your roof. Many pest control companies can assess your roof and install protective barriers that keep these animals away before they can cause any significant damage.
4: Schedule Regular Roof Maintenance Inspections
Qualified and knowledgeable roofing experts like the team at First Quality Roofing & Insulation can provide year-round roof maintenance. We offer a Preferred Maintenance Plan that includes a nine-point inspection to ensure your roof is in pristine condition throughout the year. Our certified technicians will repair your damages and provide you with the best advice to protect this important investment.
To learn more about the First Quality Preferred Maintenance Program, request a quote or feel free to contact us today with any questions.