Your roof is a critical component of your home. It is the first line of defense against the weather and it also adds an aesthetic appeal to your home. However, roofs are not indestructible and they wear over time. Here are some tips to get the most out of your roofing investment.
Clean the Roof Regularly
A clean roof will go to great lengths to increase its lifespan. You’ll be able to quickly identify any broken shingles or areas that need to be repaired. Clean your roof using a pressure washer and angle the nozzle to get into the roof’s grooves. You can also use a broom but keep it away from the edges and around vents or pipes. Clean your roof at least once a year, but more often if you live in an area with heavy rain or snow.
Trim Landscaping Near Your Roof
Your roof is a prime target for leaves, branches, and other debris to collect and prevent water from flowing from the roof properly. Also, overgrown branches can hit your roof and cause damage. As a rule of thumb, you’ll need to have everything trimmed back at least three feet away from the edge of the roof.
Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts
Your gutters will become clogged with dirt and debris as time passes. You should aim to have your gutters and downspouts cleaned every six months. You can also hire a professional roofing service to have them cleaned if you are unsure how to clean them properly.
Check Your Roof For Leaks
You should always inspect your roof regularly for leaks. If you notice any leaks, you’ll want to take immediate action to stop them from getting worse. You can do this yourself or hire a professional roofing service.
Use Quality Material
If you invest in a new roof, always use quality materials. You don’t want your roof to have to be replaced again shortly and you’ll want one that gives you a great return on your investment. For example, asphalt roofs can give an ROI of over 68%.
The roof is a significant part of your home. You’ll want to ensure you do all you can to protect your investment for the long haul. It will be well worth it! Give us a call today for more information.