We made it, folks! The year 2022 is upon us and so is a new roofing checklist. You can have a roof that lasts for many years if you keep up-to-date with your roofing needs.
The opposite is true, too. If you neglect your roof, you can end up with a huge financial headache. You can protect your roof by following these checklist items.
Schedule your Inspections
It’s not surprising that professional roofers should inspect your roof at least twice per year. Professional roofers will know exactly what to look out for and how to fix them. A professional roofer is also an expert in roof repairs. If they don’t find anything, you can rest assured that your roof will protect you and your family.
The roof is an important part of your home. The gutters are an important part of your roof. The gutters are responsible for moving rain, snow, and other types of precipitation away from your roof and away from your foundation. Stormwater can’t build up on your roof, so you won’t get water damage. If your gutters become blocked, water will not have a place to go and can pool on your roof. This could cause internal damage to your home.
Limit Moss & Algae Growth
It is obvious that you don’t want any vegetation growing on your roof. If you don’t address the issue immediately, moss and algae can grow under your roof and into your home. Algae and moss can grow in a variety of conditions, including too much shade or a humid climate. Regular inspections are necessary if you live in an area where moss or algae growth is possible.
Take Out Nearby Tree Branches
If tree branches hang above your roof, they could cause damage to your roof. If the branches hanging directly above your roof are cut, these potential problems can be resolved. Also, moss and algae growth can be a problem in a shaded area. Trim any branches that hang over your roof.
Clear off Debris
Your roof will be heavier if there is more debris. The debris can also absorb water from the rain, making your roof heavier and increasing your risk of water damage. If the debris isn’t stuck to your roof, it can get into your gutter and cause the buildup we discussed in step 2. To avoid any unnecessary problems, you should make sure that your roof is regularly cleaned.
These are just some of the things you need to check regularly in order to ensure your roof is in good condition. A professional roofer should inspect your roof every spring and fall. They will be able to identify any problems and make repairs or maintenance so that your roof can last. You will be much happier if you take care of the above.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.