When it comes to maintaining a stable home, one of the essential boxes that needs to be checked is having reliable, durable shelter. But how can a home pass the test of time if one of its major components is often and easily ignored—the roof? As such an important feature to any house, it goes without saying that regular roof maintenance and care can be the difference between a strong, sturdy roof and a limp, crumbling disaster.
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against all forms of weather, objects, and elements of the outside world. Whether your roof is being exposed to extreme heat, freezing cold, rain, ice, hail or wind, it’s going to take some careful maintenance to keep it in a good condition.
Here are 3 simple ways to keep up with roof maintenance that you can start today:
Believe it or not, your gutters are an important part of your roof. These useful tools play a huge role in keeping your roof clear of unwanted water buildup from rain or melted ice/snow. However, a gutter isn’t very effective if it’s clogged up with leaves, twigs or gunk. By cleaning out your gutters on a consistent basis, you are able to eliminate the chances of clogging and give your roof the much needed space to drain any damaging water.
If you notice unusual water spots or light peaking through your ceiling, it could be a strong indicator that you have a leak in your roof. Having a leak means that there is a hole or opening in a place that there shouldn’t be. In order to minimize the damage that can be done, it is important that you locate the leak quickly and without disturbing any more of the roof. Finding a leak in time means you can prevent further destruction and get a professional team out there to properly seal it.
Although you may not be capable of getting onto your roof, there are various ways to inspect the condition of your roof from a distance. Standing away from the house and checking for any signs of hail, tree, animal or wind damage is an effective way to spot problem areas that require professional attention. Additionally, you should easily be able to spot any missing shingles or caved in areas that might need specialized care. If your roof problems cannot be spotted from afar, try going to your attic to search for any signs of water damage, holes, or entry points for animals.
As local industry leaders for over 20 years, our team knows how to handle even the most extreme roof conditions. Whether you need minor repairs or a complete roof replacement, we have the skills and resources to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner. For a job done right the first time, get an estimate from Norwest Roofing today.