Whether the roof on your home is brand-new or several years old, there are many things you can do to ensure that it is well-cared for so it lasts as long as possible. Consider these tips, along with regular maintenance and inspections.
Get Gutters Cleaned Regularly
Gutters help water flow away from your home during rainstorms or when snow melts. When there is a buildup of leaves and other things stuck in gutters, they will clog and start to deteriorate your roof. If it is winter, water can freeze and create ice dams, which can deteriorate shingles and even cause water to leak into your home.
Have Trees Trimmed
If there are trees too close to your home, then they can damage your home’s roof by scratching it or damaging it when it is windy. Trimming branches will ensure that your roof lasts longer.
Insulate the Attic
Insulating an attic means that you will not only save on energy costs, but the insulation can also protect the roof of your home. This happens because the insulation protects from a buildup of warm air, which can make the roof shingles wear out faster.
Keep the Roof Clean
It is important to have the roof of your home cleaned regularly so there isn’t a buildup of environmental things, like moss or algae. Having this professionally done will help avoid issues like water building up under your shingles.
Have Individual Shingles Repaired When Needed
Many people don’t worry about one or two shingles that come off the roof, but this can allow water to enter your home and make things rot or cause a leak. Replacing shingles right away can ensure that your roof lasts as long as possible.
Contact Us Today!
At Brody Allen Exteriors in Chesterfield, MO, we provide roof repair, replacement and installation for your home. Our well-trained team also provides gutter services, siding and storm damage care. Contact Brody Allen Exteriors for more information today!