Investing in a new roof is an expensive investment, which is why you need to make sure you take proper care of the roof you have. With the right care, the roof you already have can last you for many years. Taking care of the roof is about more than just getting your roof inspected each year, it is about taking care of it in a holistic manner.
Be Mindful of Nearby Trees
Trees can be one of the things that can really ruin your roof. When trees get too close to your roof, their branches can knock up against your roof tiles, scratching away the granules on your roofing tiles. Tree branches can even puncture your roof, causing more damage. In a strong storm, trees that hang over your home are more likely to cause it harm.
Tree branches growing too close to the roof can also provide a virtual highway for rodents like squirrels, as well as harmful insects, to easily make their way over to your roof.
Prevent this type of damage by staying on top of trimming your trees and shaping them so that they don't overhang your roof.
Clean Out Those Gutters
Cleaning your gutters is an essential maintenance task that can't be avoided. When you fail to clean out your gutters, you are not only allowing leaves to build up in your gutters, you are making it easy for water to damage your home and your roof. You are also making it easy for the multitude of insects that could harm your home to have a perfect home in the decomposing materials.
Cleaning out your gutters is an easy task to take care of on your own or to outsource to someone else. Clean gutters can help extend the life of your loan.
Check Your Insulation
The insulation under your roof plays a big role in how effectively your roof works and how well it protects your home. Having the right level of insulation under your roof will help reduce the heat loss and gain in your home and will help keep the overall temperature of your home more regulated. Having the right insulation and ventilation will also keep moisture from damaging your roof from the bottom upward.
If you want the roof on your home to last, you need to keep nearby trees away from your roof. Clean out your gutters or hire someone to clean out your gutters at least twice a year. You need to check the insulation levels in your attic and make sure that your insulation protects your roof from down under. For more tips or help with these tasks, contact local roofing services.