Tips for Taking Care of Your Roof
Roof repair and maintenance is an important aspect of looking after your home. While the average roof only needs to be replaced every 20 years or so, leaks and infestations are signs that you need to give your poor roof a little more consistent attention, especially as we head into warm weather months.
Noah’s Roofing and Construction can help get your roof back to working order, no matter how it was damaged or if it’s just routine maintenance.
Inspections Reduce Roof Repair in the Long Run
The best way to ensure that your home will not need a roof replacement is to get regular expert evaluations of your roof. Once or twice a year, after a major storm, or if you suspect that there is a problem, you should have an expert check for damage and do any necessary roof repair needed in order to fix it and save your roof.
This will allow you to be able to repair shingles and patches early. By being proactive, you make it so that a few tiles here and there do not destroy the integrity of your whole roof. In addition, it is important to keep on top of the repairs of single tiles or shingles in order to prevent larger damage to both your roof and your interior.
Another way that a professional roof evaluation can help ward off the need for extensive roof repair is by keeping damaging mold, algae, and other growths from compromising the integrity of different areas of your roof. By having a professional roofer come out and inspect your roof, he or she will be able to keep it clean and repair any damage caused by any unforeseen growth quickly, before the problem becomes much bigger and affects a larger area or the entire roof.
Other Steps to Take to Limit Roof Repair
In addition to regular inspections, in order to avoid costly roof repair, you should be sure to keep your gutters clean as well. Clogged gutters can cause water and debris to drain slowly or not at all and therefore lead to leaks in your roof. Also, be sure that you keep the chimney clear because a damaged chimney can lead to a damaged roof. Finally, in order to avoid needing roof repair when hanging holiday lights, be sure to use special clips that are available in most home improvement stores. If you use binder clips, a staple gun, or nails, you could end up with shingles along the edge of your roof that are curled, broken, or bent.