Many things consume your time as a homeowner, and some fall by the wayside. One area that may not receive enough of your attention is the roof. Even though it's tough and reliable, you should perform routine maintenance to extend the roof's lifespan and maintain your home's overall quality. Here are some simple tips to help!
Take the Time To Trim Trees
Trees around your property have their pros and cons. But when they're up against the home with large sweeping canopies, they can often create issues for your roof and gutter system. Age, storms, gusty winds, and heavy snow can all affect tree and branch behavior.
Twigs and leaves can clog gutter systems and create issues on the interior. And an aged branch can drop on your home's roof and potentially cause costly damages. It's best to consider having your trees trimmed in the fall, as this is the most cost-effective time and helps mitigate winter's effects.
Don't Wait To Resolve Issues
When you find an issue with your roof, don't wait to resolve it. Waiting to hire a professional or tackle the problem can increase the damage and become potentially catastrophic. Leaks may start small, but when ignored, the water pools inside the home somewhere, and a once-minor issue becomes a whole-home problem.
Additionally, any time you find missing shingles, you can expect the underlay and structural system to begin showing signs of struggle. Address issues when they present themselves to avoid a more expensive or timely repair later.
Clean Your Gutters Regularly
One of the best maintenance tips for extending your roof's lifespan is cleaning your gutters regularly. This simple act can do wonders for your gutter system and help deter damage. Rainwater can easily collect in the gutter systems when there isn't an adequate channel to pass through.
Additionally, frequent visits to the gutters ensure you're spending time looking at your roof as a whole and addressing issues as you see them. Consider gutter cleaning after spring and before winter to stay ahead of seasonal shifts.
Invest in Routine Professional Inspections
You can tackle things like trees, gutters, and minor fixes at a glance. But the roof's integrity and structure require the eyes and knowledge of a trained professional. Invest in routine professional roof inspections with a trusted roof repair contractor so that they can do a deep dive with drone technology.
You may miss issues that a professional's system can catch and resolve. Professional inspections in the summer and winter can extend your roof's lifespan and maintain the value of your property and roof.
Northpoint Roofing Systems is a leading residential roofing solution. We offer advanced technology for each inspection and work with the industry's most reputable materials. Partner with us to complete this season's roof maintenance.