With proper care, your roof will function efficiently and last longer. If you take proper care of this component of your home, you will enjoy savings on roof repair costs. Even small tasks can help in keeping your roof in good shape and prolonging its service life.
Follow these easy and simple tips to extend the life of your roofing system.
Check for Roof Damage From Time to Time
Make it a habit to check your roof for damage to detect and address problems while they are small. Keep in mind that not addressing issues with your roof will only make them worse and even result in costly repairs. It pays to invest in regular roof inspections by professionals. You should also have your roof checked following a weather event.
Trim Trees Around Your Home
Trimming overhanging branches from trees surrounding your home will go a long way in keeping your roofing system in good condition. Fallen branches, leaves, and other debris can hold moisture, which can compromise the surface of your roof. During winter, all the water in your roof can freeze into a huge piece of ice. When ice expands, the shingles and nails on your roof can loosen up and leaks will eventually develop.
Have Your Gutters Cleaned
Debris can also clog your gutters, causing water to overflow to your home’s exterior and back up to the roof. Make sure to have your gutters cleaned regularly and address repairs immediately. Standing water in your gutters can easily find its way beneath the structure of your roof. Simply maintaining your gutters and keeping them clean can help you avoid water damage in different parts of your home, including the roof.
Need a roof repair or replacement? Turn to an experienced roofer like Patriot Roofing LLC. You can also count on us for your siding and gutter installation project. Call us at (405) 217-0473 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients in Midwest City, OK, and the nearby communities.