Your home is not only an investment, it’s your family’s safe place. It’s where your kids grow up, friends and family gather, and lasting memories are made. It’s important to know how to maintain and prevent damages to your home’s roof — and the licensed and certified team at Noland’s is here to explain how.
First Stop: Check The Attic
You can tell a lot about the health of your home by the conditions in the attic. If it’s excessively hot and humid, that means your roof could be poorly ventilated, which could cause your shingles and underlayment to rot and warp.
On a sunny day, look for beams of light shining through your roof. Little holes, water spots, and wet installation in your attic is cause for alarm. Water can begin to make its way inside your home which could lead to issues such as leaks, wood rot, and mold growth.
Roof Maintenance Checklist
Maintaining your roof is crucial to preventing damages to the entire home. Whether you do the job yourself or hire a professional, there are three key things you can do to avoid unexpected damage to your home’s structure.
Clean Your Gutters
It’s no one’s favorite activity. But with a ladder, gloves, a bucket and an assistant, you can prevent a whole range of issues around the house, including pooling water that can damage the foundation, the sidewalk, or the driveway.
Trim Trees and Remove Debris
Trees with limbs hanging over or resting on your roof can create the perfect access point for bugs and rodents. Plus, loose branches can become a risk to your roof, windows, and siding in high winds. By pruning with a tree trimmer or hiring a landscaper to help clear branches, you could avoid serious damage to your home and roof.
Don’t Wait To Call For Repairs
Don’t ignore the signs of a damaged roof. Seals, joints, and flashing are all common spots for leaks that you can prevent. Keep an eye out for gutters, trees, and debris and leave the rest to your professional roofer. It’s important to have an annual roof inspection to ensure repairs are tended to immediately.
Need an expert to lend you a hand? Contact us today for a free estimate on all your roofing needs. Noland’s Roofing is dedicated to keeping your home safe for you and your entire family.