Roof maintenance is part and parcel of owning a home. After all, it is what allows your roof to perform as expected and last longer than its projected lifespan. When it comes to roof maintenance, it’s important that you get it done every now and then, especially during the fall season when there is more debris than usual.
Read on as the roof damage repair experts of High Performance Homes share the four maintenance practices you need to invest in for your residential roof this fall.
Attic Inspections – Issues with your attic reflect the underlying issues of your roofing system, so make sure to have a professional check the interior of your attic as well. To inspect your attic, look for signs of water damage or wear and tear in the ceiling as this means there’s something wrong with your roof.
Roof Inspection – Once you’ve inspected the attic, it’s only natural that you have the roofing system itself inspected as well. Unfortunately, many homeowners think that so long as there aren’t any visible signs, then their roof isn’t damaged at all and doesn’t require inspections. Still, it’s better to be safe than sorry so make sure to have the necessary inspections done by a professional so their trained eye can spot any problems that you yourself can’t.
Make the Necessary Repairs – On the other hand, if you want to avoid a roof replacement, then have the necessary repairs completed once your roofer recommends it. These can include replacing or repairing the damaged or missing shingles. Be sure to do this before winter arrives as failing to do so can result in high heating bills for the season.
Clean Gutters and Trim the Trees – During the fall season, the amount of leaves and debris that falls into your gutters increases. If left unchecked, the debris can block the water in your gutters from draining and allow the moisture to seep beneath your shingles, which in turn can compromise the structural integrity of the system. With that in mind, make sure to remove the debris before they pile up. Alternatively, you can install gutter guards on the entire system and have the trees around your property trimmed as well to lessen the leaves, twigs and debris that can fall on your gutters.
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