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.