The roof is one of the most neglected parts of the home. I mean let’s be honest, wouldn’t we all much rather think about our holiday décor display opposed to the condition of our roof? Nevertheless, maintaining a quality roof is extremely important to the overall structural health of your home and can’t be ignored. To help, we’ve listed the 5 fundamental steps to the roof maintenance process:
First are foremost, you should open your eyes and look! Most likely, roofing problems aren’t going to start affecting the inside of the home until the damage is already done. So, to be proactive in roof maintenance you should have Nationwide Roofing perform regular inspections.
Ensure sealant is replaced as needed. You should be knowledgeable about the places on your roof where the sealant is present and inspect regularly. And, if there are any visible signs of cracking or wear, a new sealant should be applied.
Next, accompanied by a roof inspection, routine gutter checks should be implemented too. Gutters that become clogged with debris can cause detrimental damage to your roof. Be sure to remove any rocks, leaves, or branches.
Trim Nearby Trees
If you’re finding that your gutters are constantly clogged with debris, it may be time to do some tree trimming. Branches that overhang on portions of your roof are not only a risk to gutters but if fallen they can retain moisture on the roof and rot shingles. Rotted shingles are extremely weak and fragile and can ruin an entire roofing structure.
Finally, shingle care is the most vital part of the roof maintenance process. If you spot a damaged or missing shingle, you should act fast and call Nationwide Roofing. Shingle replacement is a fairly easy and inexpensive task. With that being said, don’t let a damaged shingle be the reason your roof loses its integrity!
All of the above steps will certainly help improve the condition of your roof. Consider having a professional at Nationwide Roofing perform a FREE INSPECTION. Give us a call today to get yours scheduled: 800-817-6002.