You know your roof is important. But you have no idea how to care for it. Think about these specific steps to take in order to make sure your roof is doing its job year-round.
One of the main things that you need to focus on when it comes to caring for your roof is caring for your gutters. While it may not seem intuitive at first, how well your gutters are doing their job directly affects how well your roof can do its job.
When gutters are clean and do not have leaks, they’ll be able to channel rain, snow, and sleet off of your roof and onto the ground below. But if there are leaks or if the gutters are clogged, runoff will either pool on your roof or stream down the house another way, causing damage.
Performing regular roof inspections may not initially be on the top of your priority list—after all, aren’t there other things that you should be inspecting more regularly? But roof inspections are part of preventative maintenance, which can actually save you quite a bit of money in the long run.
When roof inspections are performed regularly, you’ll know if any shingles need replacing, if there are any parts of your roof that are structurally weaker than the rest, and if your roof is doing a good job of retaining heat and cool during the different seasons of the year. Knowing these things and then being able to address problems when necessary will help you save money.
In addition to actually caring for the roof, you should also review your yard and specifically your trees. When you have large trees near your house, they can sometimes end up shedding tons of leaves on your roof which can result in clogging.
But worse, when trees grow really large, they can sometimes have branches that rest on the roof. Pruning these down will help you prevent unnecessary and uneven pressure on your roof which can result in damage or warping.
Making sure your roof is functioning well can seem difficult at first. After all, it’s not like you really ever go and hang out on your roof. But starting with the steps listed in this article can help you have the peace of mind to know that your roof will be in good condition when bad weather comes around.
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