Everybody knows just how important it is to have a good overhead roof. Your roof protects the rest of your house from damage, helps keep your home safe or in heat, adds value to your home and gives you and your family a safer, happier place to stay. Also, if your roof isn’t new, you may be able to keep your roof in good condition much longer than even the normal 15 years protected by most warranties if you are following these basic maintenance tips now. Visit us on Roofing Company-Bone Dry Roofing.
Twice a year inspect the roof and after any strong storm
The first step to maintaining your roof in good condition is to spend some time checking your roof twice annually, in the spring and fall, and after severe storms. The bi-annual checks will be carried out on both inside and outside the building. Around the exterior of the building, after storm checks should be done to ensure that no damaged tiles, or gouges from flying debris are present. Inspections with the use of binoculars or a ladder should be done.
Trim branches of overhanging tree
Take note of any trees growing between the house and the roof during your roof inspections. When there are branches hanging over the wall, then if safe, these can be cut back. Falling leaves or pine needles will end up in your roof valleys where they can keep in moisture and rot the tiles rendering them fragile and allow rain water to soak up by causing more damage to your roof structure. The falling branches can also gouge the roof and damage the roofing tiles. By trimming those branches until they can damage you are using protective steps to protect your roof.
Sweep all scraps from your toit
You will always at least sweep all the debris from your roof twice a year. Dirt, leaves, pine needles and other debris can cause mold and mildew on your roof to grow overtime and cause further damage as well. Through keeping your roof clear from debris, you remove the risk for damage to your roof and help you not only look better but remain in the best possible condition.