Most homeowners would agree that keeping a roof in good shape is a worthy goal. Your roof protects your home from damage, helps hold in heat or keep your home cool, adds value and offers you and your family a healthier, happier place to live.
Keep Your Roof in Tip-Top Shape
So whether your roof is new or old, follow these simple roof maintenance tips. You just might be able to keep your roof in tip-top shape much longer than the average roof warranty period.
Inspect Your Roof Twice A Year and After Major Storms
Inspect your roof twice year, typically in the spring and fall, and after major storms. The bi-yearly inspections should be done both on the inside and outside of the roof.
After major storms, inspect the roof for damage from wind, hail or fallen tree branches. Inspections can be done quickly with binoculars, but a thorough examination requires getting back up on the roof.
Trim Overhanging Tree Branches
When doing your inspection, make note of any trees growing too close to the house and roof. Branches hanging over the roof should be trimmed back. Falling leaves or pine needles can end up in valleys of your roof where they can retain moisture and promote the growth of tree seeds or moss. In addition, falling branches can gouge and damage the roof. Trimming branches now can save money later.
Keep Gutters Clean and In Good Repair
One of the easiest roof maintenance tips to follow is to keep your gutters clean. Clogged gutters can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your roof as water can back up under many different types of roofing materials. By keeping your gutters free of debris and in good repair you ensure that they can perform the job they are meant to do, which is keep the rain water away from your roof and those roofing tiles.
Inspect Flashing and Sealants Around Chimneys
Check your chimney for damaged flashing, along with inspecting sealant that has cracked or lost its adhesion. Rain and moisture can always find a way into any gaps, causing water damage to roof decking, trusses and more.
Schedule A Professional to Inspect Your Roof
Your roof is the most critical part of your home that protects it from the elements. If your roof is 10 years old or more, call us for a professional inspection and analysis. We can spot potential problems and fix them long before they will be noticeable to you. Roof Authority offers a complete array of roofing solutions. We are experienced in various types of residential and commercial roof repairs and rebuilds in metro Atlanta. Contact us today for a roof inspection or quote for new roofing.