Add Roof Maintenance to Your New Year’s Resolution List

The first day of the New Year is about making resolutions. Top resolutions include losing weight, eating healthy, saving money, and spending less time on social media. While many will stop by the end of the month, we have a resolution you can keep all year. Your roof needs continuous monitoring so it can do its job of protecting the home. Do these five things periodically throughout each season of the year.

Keep the Roof Clear

A clean roof protects the home from snow, rain, and sun. It also improves the home’s appearance and lengthens its lifespan. A roof topped with leaves, branches, rodent nests, standing water, and other debris is less effective. The obstacles will lead to roof damage, leaks, rot, and moss and algae growth. A broom, soft brush, or leaf blower can clear the roof of these obstacles.

Clean the Gutters and Downspouts

Clogged gutters and downspouts cannot remove water from the roof to the ground. Water will sit there, causing water damage, corrosion, and fungus growth under the roof and inside the home. Removing branches, leaves, dirt, pinecones, and other items from gutters and downspouts solves the problem. Installing gutter guards after cleaning keeps it clear of clogs.

Cut Tree Branches Close to the Roof

Falling branches from trees can damage roofing material upon impact. Trimming them down eliminates that possibility. Trimming tree branches and limbs prevent them from clogging the gutters and downspouts. It also prevents adding weight and stress on the roof when snow falls and lands on top of it.

Inspect the Roof for Warning Signs

From the ground, look for falling tree branches, broken shingles or asphalt, dents, and holes. Check the gutter and downspout structures to see if they are detaching. Look for rusty metal, water stains, sagging roof sections, rot, and damaged roof material. If you are comfortable, you can view the roof’s condition from another angle on the ladder.

Inspect the roof for damage after every snowstorm, thunderstorm, and high wind. Be sure to survey the home for tree damage.

Repair All Roofing Problems

If you notice any issues, contact a roofing company like us immediately. A roofer fixes noticeable and upcoming damage to keep it in top shape. One example is installing missing, curled, chipped, or broken shingles or asphalt. Other examples are fixing leaks, repairing flashing, and adding protective roof coating.

Make it a New Year’s issue to take heed of roof warning signs. After all, ignoring them causes minor repairs to grow into major repairs. Significant repairs are more expensive than minor ones.

Roofing is not a resolution you can keep to yourself. When you include us, a roofer will do a roof inspection from the exterior and interior to see what comes up. Collectively, we can keep the roof free from extensive damage by fixing tiny issues now. However, we can’t do our part if you don’t do yours. Routine maintenance from both of us is vital to solving roof problems. Therefore, contact Joe’s Roofing for residential roof repair in Reno, NV.

Joe's Roofing did a great job -- they quickly provided a bid that was very reasonable; they showed up when they said they would to do the work; they were very responsive and communicative; and they finished the job ahead of schedule. Would highly recommend!!
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Joe's Roofing was on time and was very responsive to any questions we had. The crew cleaned up at the end of each day and the finished roof looks great. I am very happy to recommend Joe's Roofing.
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We used Joe to get a new roof this spring. He was very professional and his prices were competitive. HIs crew was amazing and they did an excellent job. Special thanks to Alfonso who went over and above the whole time he was there. Thank you and we love our new roof.
Susan Dickson-Hanchett
Joe promptly answered our call for assistance, even though it was the day before Thanksgiving. Joe went out of his way to complete a roof inspection within a very tight time frame and provided the information we needed. He took the time to answer our questions and was polite and punctual as well.
M Webb
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