After going through the process of a new roof installation, you want to make sure that your roof stays in great shape so that you don’t have to replace it again soon. While there are many things that bring harm to your roof and chimney that are out of your control such as strong weather and rodents, there are a few things you can do to keep your roof in the best shape possible.
Roofs are designed to keep the weather and debris outside of your house. It is comforting to know that you have a roof over your head to keep you and your loved ones safe and warm. Luckily, it is fairly simple nowadays for homeowners to keep their roofs in great shape. By following the right roof maintenance routine, you’ll be able to keep your roof for years to come.
Roofs should be inspected at least twice per year. Many roofing companies offer to routinely inspect roofs to make sure that everything looks good and there aren’t too many trouble spots in your roof. While it is recommended to hire roofers to come to look at your roof in the summer and fall seasons. It is highly advised to look at your roof during a dry and sunny afternoon to ensure maximum safety. Your roofers will focus on sweeping off any debris that is up there, cleaning out the gutters and downspouts, and power washing any spots that look like that may be forming moss.
It’s especially important to check roofs after big storms. Go outside and try to step away from your roof as far as your yard will let you. Check for any signs of moss or missing shingles. Then step as close as you can to your house, looking up to see if there are any signs of breaking or bending gutters. If any of these things are happening, call your roofing company right away to fix the minor damage.
One thing that might get accidentally overlooked when it comes to taking care of roofs is tree maintenance. Make sure that any overhanging branches get cut off as soon as possible. These are the branches that are going to fall on your roof during the next storm. Keeping your trees trimmed and neat will help prevent you from major damage.
Installing a new roof is an investment. But this investment can and will last a lifetime as long as you are diligent about keeping to a schedule of preventative measures to keep it protected.