Have you ever wondered how important your roof is? Your roof protects you, your family and your home from all kinds of animals, bugs, falling debris and weather conditions. Despite, people rarely think about the roof until it’s too late. Then, the investment is enormous and what you can’t stop thinking about now is the cost it will imply. So today, at Bay 101 Roofing, we give you these five roof care tips to become a wiser homeowner and extend the life of your roof:
Essential Roof Care Tips
1. Look up
This is easy, just go outside and do a visual inspection, from-the-ground. Try to do these at least twice a year. What will you look for? Start by paying attention to these:
- Buckling, loose or missing flashing.
- Damaged drip edge.
- Lifting or missing shingles.
- Missing or exposed fasteners.
- Piles of granules.
- Sagging or broken gutters.
2. Clean the gutters off
Clean your gutters periodically. Call your trusted roofing agency and ask for a gutter cleaning. Do it a few times a year, especially before rainy seasons. Accumulated water can rot the fascia.
3. Trim the surrounding trees
Storms always send branches crashing into your roof. Take your gardening tools and trim overhanging tree limbs.
4. Look for algae or moss
Prevent algae and moss growth by removing all the roofing debris and keeping the attic ventilated.
5. Check the insulation
Proper insulation and a ventilated attic keep your roof in excellent conditions. Besides, it reduces moisture and prevents ice dams from forming.
By following these easy roof care tips, you will guarantee a longer life for your roof.
Finally, if the roofer used poor caulking during the roof installation, flashings may not be holding their seal. So, re-caulk if necessary.
Are you in the Bay Area and want to know your roof’s condition? Ask for a FREE ROOF INSPECTION and take care of your family and home by protecting your roof. At Bay 101 Roofing we’ll be pleased to help you. Contact us!
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