Preventative roof maintenance is the best way to keep your roof in great condition and avoid costly repairs or even more expensive roof replacements. There are lots of things you can do as a homeowner to help maintain your roof and prevent unwanted repairs.
Here are some of our top roof maintenance tips:
- Inspection – Performing a visual inspection from the ground will alert you to any missing shingles or major damage. Hiring a professional to perform an annual or seasonal inspection is the best way to catch minor damage before it turns into a costly repair.
- Keep your gutters clean. If your gutters are clogged or overflowing, it will be hard for them to work properly and protect your roof. Easy roof maintenance also involves maintaining your gutters. Clogged gutters may cause water to pool up and cause your roof to rot.
- Keep trees away. Large tree branches that hang over your roof should be removed or trimmed back. In the event of a severe storm, you don’t want a tree or branches to come crashing into your roof, so keeping them trimmed and away from your roof is essential.
- Remove debris and algae. If algae or moss start growing on your roof, you should remove it immediately. Keeping debris, algae, and moss off your roof is the best way to improve your roof’s health and maintain proper attic ventilation.
If you have questions about roof maintenance, give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer your questions or schedule an inspection. Our technicians will be able to examine your roof and let you know ways you can help improve or prevent damage.