Your roof doesn’t only beautify your home but it also helps keep you protected from the weather. This component is necessary for your comfort as well. Moreover, you should know how to take care of it since it’s a major investment.
Here are different ways to extend the lifespan of your roofing system.
Clean Your Gutters Regularly
Gutters divert rainwater at a safe distance from your home. However, when they get clogged, water can overflow to your siding and back up to the roof. When not addressed immediately, you can deal with exterior and roof damage. The water can seep into the roof sheathing and rotting in the rafters. You can prevent this problem by having your gutters cleaned at least twice a year, preferably during spring and fall.
Keep Your Roof Clean
Leaves, branches, seeds and debris from nearby trees can settle on your roof. You want to make sure these objects don’t stay long on the surface because they tend to trap moisture. Eventually, they will decompose, letting moisture gather in your roof or cause organic growths, such as weeds.
Trim Surrounding Trees
By trimming trees surrounding your home or overhanging branches, you can reduce the debris on your roof. Also, branches can scratch and compromise the surface of your roof. By keeping branches at least 10 feet away from your roof, you can prevent pests like squirrels and rodents from reaching your roof. For your safety, have this job done by a professional.
Get Regular Inspections
Routine inspections allow your roofer to detect problems while they are small. It can help you avoid leaks that can turn into costly repairs. Skilled roofing professionals will also know if there are problems with the layout of your roof and suggest ways to address them before moisture enters and damages your home.
At De Palma Construction, we’re here to assist with your residential roofing needs. Give us a call at (717) 638-1131 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.