At Bone Dry Roofing, we want you to always stay protected and safe from wind, storm and moisture damage. Proper roof maintenance is the best way to ensure that your home is always ready for anything. These ten simple steps will help you care for your roof and make sure you know what to be on the lookout for. If you have any questions or discover anything you’d like a second opinion about, make sure to call one of our offices for an inspection and free estimate today or visit us at www.bonedryroofing.net
1. Clean Gutters– When leaves pile up, they tend to trap moisture and sometimes can push debris into your roof sheathing and rafters. Cleaning gutters 2-3 times a year will prolong the life of your roof.
2. Trim Back Tree Limbs– Tree and limb trimming is very important. Especially during cold and rainy months. Limbs can collect heavy loads of ice and snow. Once weighed down too much, they can snap and land on your roof causing costly problems.
3. Check for Rust– Certain roof types have a higher risk of rusting, which can cause bigger problems down the road. Metal roofs of course, with their many benefits, can be most susceptible. It is important to make sure to inspect metal panels as well as screws for rust.
4. Get a Quote– Roof inspections, if doing them yourself, can sometimes be tedious and dangerous. At Bone Dry, we offer free estimates on all residential roofs. Our Estimators are happy to come out and inspect your roof for any sneaky or obvious damage. Give us a call at 1-855-BONEDRY.
5. Ensure Proper Ventilation– It is always important to make sure that your attic and roof are properly ventilated to prevent the buildup of moisture. This build-up can cause sheathing and rafting to rot.
6. Look for Streaking– Make sure to pay close attention to your roof’s color. Areas of your roof that spend most of their time in the shade can become covered in mold or algae. This can deteriorate roof material and cause costly damage.
7. Check for Sun Exposure– Just like shade, sunlight can have just as much of a negative impact on your roofing system. In some cases, if an area gets too much sun, UV-rays beam down on roofing materials, heating them up, and dissolving their protective oils.
8. Inspect Shingles– During heavy rain, snow or stormy seasons, shingles endure lots of harsh elements. It is important to check for shingles that need to be replaced, whether they are worn, out of place or missing altogether.
9. Storm Damage– After a heavy storm, it is important to inspect your roof for any damage or signs of potential issues that may arise down the road.
10. Pay Attention to Warning Signs– The most important thing to remember is that if something seems off with your roof, such as leaks, discoloration, warping, missing or damaged shingles, it is important to not let issues remain unresolved. They could become bigger and more costly. Always reach out to a trusted roofing company that can help answer questions and perform proper work to maintain your roof.