As the seasons change so does the maintenance of your home. The following are all maintenance recommendations to ensure your roof remains in shape throughout changing seasons.
Get Your Roof Checked by a Professional
Your roof needs regular maintenance to ensure that it remains in good working order. Hiring a professional to evaluate your roof might help you discover issues before they become pricey. Your roof is susceptible due to the imminent winter and freezing temperatures.
Pruning Your Trees
The majority of the time, leaves are in the gutters due to trees hanging over the roof. Pruning back trees can help lessen the amount of leaves that fall. It will keep branches from scraping against your roof and causing damage. Cutting back trees also helps to prevent moss and algae from growing on your shingles, which can harm them and reduce their lifespan.
Get Your Gutters Clean
Falling leaves are one of the most typical causes of gutter blockage. Roofs are built to drain water, which in most cases runs into a gutter system. Water can accumulate on the roof through obstructed gutters in addition to downspouts, damaging shingles, permeating through underlayment, and causing problems. Washing your downspouts and gutters ensures that water is channeled away from your roof in the appropriate direction.
Invest in Gutter Guards
Gutter guards are really inexpensive and will save you a lot of time when it comes to tidying up your gutters. They can easily fit over your gutters to keep leaves out of your home. Tiny holes in the caps allow water to pass through, however huge debris will dry up and fly elsewhere. Afterwards, you won’t have to clean as much.
Inspect Your Attic
Your attic’s condition might have a direct impact on the quality of your roof. Assess your attic for vents in the eaves. This will allow you to determine whether the insulation is concealing them. If that’s the case, make sure to open these vents so that air can exit and ice dams don’t collect on the roof during the winter months. Ensure that the eave vents as well as ridge are clear of vegetation and other debris. If you believe you have mice, birds, or other unwanted creatures in your attic, have the situation fixed before cooler weather arrives. They can gnaw openings in your roof and cause severe damage, which can be expensive to fix. If you see any of the issues mentioned, consider getting a new one attic. Also, the use of either spray foam or mineral wool insulation to effectively seal your completed attic will help tremendously.
If you’re ready to replace your roof and you are looking for the best roofing contractor, contact us via email or via phone at 813-962-7663.