Your Ultimate Guide for Roof Maintenance

Your Ultimate Guide for Roof Maintenance

The roofs over our heads protect us from all kinds of weather and all the elements of nature — rain, snow, hail, heat of the sun, dust, and falling objects. Sadly, we think little of it. When it comes to home remodeling, we are more focused on the aesthetics of the interiors and the exteriors.

When we notice a wet ceiling caused by a leak, we start to think of the roof, but it is too late. The leak could have been avoided if there was regular roof maintenance. Regular roof checking and maintenance can be done every few years. However, homeowners can do the checking by themselves every once in a while.

The roofs over our heads protect us from all kinds of weather and all the elements of nature — rain, snow, hail, heat of the sun, dust, and falling objects. Sadly, we think little of it. When it comes to home remodeling, we are more focused on the aesthetics of the interiors and the exteriors.

When we notice a wet ceiling caused by a leak, we start to think of the roof, but it is too late. The leak could have been avoided if there was regular roof maintenance. Regular roof checking and maintenance can be done every few years. However, homeowners can do the checking by themselves every once in a while.

Detecting a tiny imperfection should be corrected before the problem becomes big and costly repair would be needed. Roofs block the heat during hot season, and retain it in the house in wintertime. Proper roof maintenance can help reduce costly heating and energy bills.

Shingles on the roof should be inspected if there are broken or missing pieces that need to be replaced. Most homeowners wrongly assume that after the installation of the shingles, which may last for ten to fifteen years, there is no need to check. In addition, you need to look out for black or discolored streaks. This is an indication of fungus or mold growth. This happens when the roof is exposed to excessive humidity. If left unchecked for a long time, it can lead to its deterioration and result in leaks.

Trees are good to have around, but their branches can cause trouble. When they are beside a house, branches can scratch or lift roofing material as they are swayed by the wind. They can also puncture. The leaves can fly and land on the gutters, which can clog the waterway.

Simple housecleaning chores are the answer to this. Make an effort (or ask for help) to trim away those overgrown branches that can cause trouble. Sweep away the leaves stuck in the gutter to ensure proper draining of rainwater. If there are too many debris on it, water builds up in the clogged area and becomes stagnant. This invites mosquitos to breed on it, along with grasses and weed. Too much accumulated water can cause the gutter to sag and eventually break, causing leakage.

If you are queasy on that climbing up part, there are professionals whom you can call for your regular cleaning and roof maintenance. They have all the safety tools to carry out the job.

Neglecting regular roof maintenance lets you miss out tiny preventable problems, which can lead to a more costly repair in the future.

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