A roof can be very expensive, at times costing more than a new vehicle. Although it’s easy to forget to properly maintain your rooftop, a damaged roof is impossible to ignore. As a recognized leader in the Dallas-Fort Worth roofing industry, we know a thing or two about protecting roofs. Here are just a few easy steps you can take to protect your roof and keep it in the best condition possible.
After all, your roof is protecting you – and all your belongings inside.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
It’s important to regularly inspect your gutters and keep them clear of debris. Failing to do so will cause moisture from rain and humidity to infiltrate your roof, which will eventually cause rotting within the structure of the roof itself. We recommend that you schedule a gutter cleaning biannually in the fall and spring to help properly protect your roof.
Visually Inspect Your Roof
By regularly walking the perimeter of your home and inspecting its roof, you’ll be more likely to catch damage or maintenance issues before they end up costing you a fortune. With the often severe weather we experience in North Texas, it’s especially important to inspect your roof after every storm.
Some things to check for:
• Missing or damaged shingles
• Signs of wear or tear
• The condition and placement of the flashing
It’s also important to inspect your roof to identify signs of rodent and pest damage. Shredding or rotting of the roofing materials can be a dead giveaway.
Remove Leaves & Moss
If you live in a wooded area or have trees hanging near your roof, leaves can easily accumulate on top. Leaves trap moisture leading to decomposition and weed growth. There are a few ways to safely remove leaves from your roof, but always avoid using a pressure washer.
Trim Nearby Branches
This may seem obvious, but tree maintenance is paramount to protecting your roof. Overgrown tree branches can cause damage to your shingles and can lead to the possibility of broken limbs falling onto your roof.
Overgrown branches are also an invitation to rodents who may be looking for access into your home via the roof. We advise that you keep a 10-foot clearing between your branches and your roof whenever possible.
Prevent Ice Dams
This tip isn’t utilized often enough in North Texas, but it’s important to be aware of. Should a snow storm occur, use a roof rake to keep snow off the rooftop. One way to facilitate this effort is by keeping your attic properly insulated and free of air leaks.
Overall, we hope these tips are helpful and bring awareness to the importance of roof maintenance. A few minutes of your time will help protect your roof and save money in the long run.
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