Maintaining Your New Roof
A new roof is a major investment, so once it is installed, periodic maintenance can help you spot early signs of trouble before they spiral out of control. To keep your new canopy looking and functioning its best as long as possible, incorporate these preventative maintenance tips into your home routine.
1. Clean your shingles.
Use a no-pressure garden hose to clean your shingles and valleys periodically to keep them free from potentially damaging buildup and debris. As you clean, visually inspect them for any worn, damaged, or missing shingles. Minor damage is easy and affordable to repair when you catch it early, but more severe shingle damage might need the attention of a professional.
2. Clean your gutters.
Clogged gutters are bad news. When water is not diverted away from your home correctly, it will overflow and can make its way beneath, rotting the deck and destroying the system. Taking a few minutes every month for gutter and downspout cleaning will save you time, money, and headaches in the long run.
3. Trim your branches.
If you have trees or branches overhanging, trim them. This prevents leaves from falling, increasing the risk of moisture damage and rot, and can help prevent storm damage from falling branches as well.
Give us a call today to get your long over-due roof cleaning task in order!