In order to extend the life of your roof, you need to make sure that you inspect it twice a year. Doing so once in the spring and once in the fall will ensure that any damage doesn’t go unnoticed for too long. This post will discuss some maintenance tasks you can perform in order to prevent damage from occurring to your roof.

Gutter Cleaning

It is important to clean your gutters out of any debris such as leaves, sticks or other materials. This makes certain that water will flow correctly off of the roof. By doing this it will help avoid leaks in your roof so that water damage won’t occur to your home. You can prevent the debris from building up in this location by installing gutter guards.

Tree Trimming

By paying professionals to get your trees trimmed annually you prevent damage from occurring to your home during stormy weather. Any trees leaning towards the house can fall on the roof or provide a way for pests to get into your home. Removing overhanging branches and correcting leaning trees can prevent future catastrophes.

Roof Inspection

There are certain areas specifically you will want to check more closely on your roof when you are inspecting it. One of these is the area near any vents or chimneys. There should be pieces of material called flashings that cover the gaps around these structures. Make sure that they are correctly installed or replaced. Look at the roof for any warping, this could signal that you need to replace your roofing material. If you don’t know what you’re doing always contact a professional who will provide this service to you at a reasonable price.

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