Maintaining your roof can add to the life of your roof and help keep you from damage to your home and belongings. A roof replacement can be pricey, but regular residential roof maintenance and repairs can keep your roof in good shape for years.
You should inspect and perform your residential roof maintenance at least twice a year. Usually this is recommended in both the spring and fall. This will help to keep minor problems from becoming major ones. Here are a few quick things to help keep your roof in tip-top condition.
Clean Your Gutters
Clean your homes gutters and ensure that they are securely attached and in good condition. Checking after storms and high winds for loose and damaged gutter areas and repairing them as needed will help keep them in working order.
Ensure that your roof is free from overhanging tree limbs that could cause a hazard during storms or high winds. Overhanging branches can also wear down shingles due to their movement across them. Never try to cut down larger limbs yourself as you could cause damage and risk injury. In some cases, professional help will save you money in the long run.
Animal or Insect Damage
Check your roof for signs of animal and insect damage. Many small animals and insects tend to make their homes around the roof area of your home. Signs of critter damage can include soft spots, sawdust, and feces. If pest damage is left unattended, it can lead to significant damage and the need for costly repairs.
Check the Attic
Check out the attic and be on the lookout for moist or darkened areas that could indicate a leaky area. Finding and repairing a leak quickly will prevent you from having significant damage to your home.
Walk around your home after a storm or heavy winds checking for broken shingles on the ground. Broken shingles can signal roof damage and should be further investigated. If some are found a professional inspection should be done.
Schedule a professional inspection at least once a year to ensure that any unnoticed problems with your roof are found quickly. A professional can not only check for issues and perform repairs but can also give you expert advice and tips for keeping your roof in peak shape.
A1 Property Services provides preventive roof maintenance programs to monitor the condition of your roof and keep your Jupiter area home safe from damage. Our roof maintenance program can be tailored to fit your home’s needs, on an annual, semi-annual, or seasonal schedule. Contact A1 Property Services today to discover the plan that is right for you.More About Roof Maintenance