Maintaining Your Roof: 5 Tips for a better looking, longer lasting roof

Everybody knows you have to maintain your roof. But how? Here are 5 quick tips to keeping your roof looking and functioning its best all year long.

Visually Inspect

In Spring and Fall, check for common problems like these:

  • loose or missing shingles
  • damage to the flashing around chimneys, skylights, or vents
  • gutters that are detached, sagging or broken
  • bare or discolored patches on the roof
  • areas that are sagging

If you can't see much of your roof without climbing onto it, call us for a free inspection!

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Trim Nearby Trees

Never let tree branches touch or hang over your house. If possible, keep branches 10 feet or more from the home.

Close branches create a path for wildlife to get to your home and increase the change of damage during a storm.

Visually Inspect

Most homes require gutter cleaning twice a year in order to prevent clogs, wood rot, and other issues.

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exterior roof cleaning

Wash Your Roof

Dirt, twigs, moss, and algae can damage your roof and create a fall hazard for anyone climbing on it. Have your roof washed at least once a year to prevent grime from building up.

We do not recommend getting onto a wet, dirty roof unless you're a pro.

Check the Attic

A house with a properly insulated attic is less likely to have ice dams on their gutters, while attic ventilation prevents moisture from cumulating inside the home.

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There you have it. Keeping these things in mind should minimize the need for roof repairs and extend the life of your roof. 

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