Here are 4 simple tips that can help keep your roof in top shape. Follow these easy steps to help keep roof repairs and replacement at bay a little longer.
Clean out your gutters! Keep your gutters and downspouts clear and in good condition. Not only will this prevent back up of water during heavy downpours, it will also help prevent and damage to your roof. You might also consider adding chicken-fence style screens to the bottom of the downspout to prevent small creatures from crawling in.
Watch out for rodents and small animals. Small animals love to take up residence in your attic. Take measures to prevent them from entering your home to make it more difficult for them to chew on insulation, roofing materials or piping.
Patrol the roof. Look for any shingles or broken tiles that could be exposing the underlayment to the elements.
Inspect, Broom and Wash. Clean off debris, mold and mildew from your roof. Keeping it clean can help slow decay of asphalt or tile. An annual roof inspection can also help identify small problems before they become major projects.
Many people neglect their roof when it comes to preventative and on-going maintenance though repairs and replacements can take a financial toll. Take these simple steps to monitor the condition of your roof!