A good home roof maintenance plan can extend your house’s lifespan and even reduce your utility bills. Planning to repair or replace the roof of your house? Here are the home roof maintenance guidelines that can help your home maintain its good shape.
Remove Dirt and Debris
Over time, roofs accumulate dirt, leaves, and other debris. These organic materials can trap moisture on the roof and prevent drainage. Keep your roof clean to prevent debris buildup.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
Every roofing system has gutters that help keep the roof dry. The gutter can become clogged over time with dirt and debris. Regularly inspect your gutters and clean them with a leaf blower, vacuum, garden hose, or brush. To keep your gutters clean and safe, you can install gutter guards.
Regular Roof Insights
You should inspect the roof for missing, broken, or damaged shingles, granules, sagging flashing, discoloration, and standing water. Regular inspections are a good way to identify and fix roofing problems quickly.
Fix Any Issues Immediately
Roof problems can quickly escalate and even the smallest of issues can cause severe damage and can cost you a lot to fix. Don’t delay in calling a roofing professional if you notice a problem with your roof.
Ensure the Attic Is Insulated and Well-Ventilated
Insulating the attic is crucial to maintain comfort, increase efficiency, protect your roofing system and prolong its life. Proper ventilation is essential for roof health. It helps prevent moisture buildup and reduces the risk of mold, ice dams, and other issues. For proper operation, make sure to check the intake as well as exhaust vents.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier roofing company that offers Commercial Roofing in St Petersburg! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.