Roof Maintenance Tips for All Seasons
One of the upsides for many that came from 2020 was the ability to work from home, which meant making a list of projects to improve upon your interior and exterior space. While many can now enjoy full days and seasons in the comfort of their homes, it’s important to remember your roofing system protects what’s on the inside, keeping your space comfortable year-round. As a result, you will need to keep an eye on it, making sure that your roof can withstand the extra wear and tear of the seasons. You can check out the following maintenance tips to prevent damage to your roof.
Fix Your Flashing and Shingles
You should regularly check your flashing for damage, even if it was installed by a professional. Over time, it can get loose or warped, allowing water to drip inside your roof layers and attic. Furthermore, you will need to replace broken or peeled shingles to stop moisture from building up inside the ceiling.
Watch Out for Wind Damage
Even though snow is dangerous, strong winds are the real roof killers. You need to regularly inspect your roof for any sign of wind damage and debris. Our advice is to look out for missing shingles or holes in the roof. And remember that, if you don’t patch them up, you’ll open your roof to leaks and mold.
Remove the Debris
Another thing that you should do is check the gutters and downspouts, making sure they are free of debris. You must remove anything from leaves to grime, to make sure that moisture has no surface to grip on. This is especially important after storms and when the leaves of the fall season have fallen.
Check Your Attic
When performing a roof inspection, you will need to have a look inside the attic too. Make sure that it is properly ventilated and insulated, to avoid any risk of condensation. You will need to keep a consistent airflow in order to protect your attic, and by extension, your whole house. We recommend using a professional for roof inspection. We, M&M Home Remodeling Services, even offer a free estimate for your roof, so don’t hesitate to contact us; we’ll be happy to help!
Get Rid of Snow in Winter
Although having snow on your roof can look beautiful, it can also do a lot of damage. Heavy snow and ice will add more weight to your roof and will wear and tear it easily. Additionally, snow can create an ice dam when it melts, which can be dangerous for everyone passing underneath it.
You should remove snow as soon as possible to avoid it melting and then freezing up again. And while you could do it yourself, it’s always better to call a professional to handle snow removal.
Regular Inspections Help Identify Problems Early On
Most asphalt shingle roofs last about 20–30 years. However, that doesn’t mean minor problems, such as water leaks, cracked or missing shingles, etc., can’t occur along the way. If not addressed, those issues could lead to a potential disaster.
The thing is, structural concerns and water damage, for example, can stay unnoticed until it’s too late. That’s because, by the time water starts seeping through your ceilings and walls and the problem becomes obvious, it’s already done considerable damage to your home.
Call a Professional
All in all, the best thing you can do is contact a roofing company such as M&M Home Remodeling Services. Not only will we be able to handle all your roofing needs, but we could make sure that your roof is prepared for the the seasons of the year. Our professional team is ready to check every nook and cranny of your roof looking for damage or weak points. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call, then sit back, and relax while we do all the work for you.