A roof is an investment. You want to put effort into preserving it for as long as possible so that you can both get your money’s worth and keep your home safe and secure. Read about some of these roofing maintenance tips so that you protect this costly (and important) purchase.
Protect Your Investment with Roofing Maintenance
You may have just had your roof replaced or you may not have updated or changed it in years. Whatever the case, it’s never too late to make a few changes in the best interest of the roof. It begins with some simple observations, some of which can be made from the ground.
“After every big wind or hail storm, or if you’ve heard scurrying on the roof at night, give your roof a quick check to make sure everything’s still intact.” Weather and wild animals can do damage to your roof that you might not even notice for a long time afterward (say, when a leak appears). Just keep your eyes and ears open for any problems and, if you hear or notice something concerning, have it looked over as soon as possible.
If you are able to get safely onto the roof, there are a number of things you can do regularly to ensure that your roof lasts for as long as possible. For one thing, clean out your gutters and remove debris to prevent the possible rot of roofing rafters. If you undertake this just twice a year, in the spring and autumn, then you can avoid a hefty price tag later. Similarly, scrape or sweep off leaves from the surface to prevent moisture damage or the growth of plant life up where it doesn’t belong.
Speaking of plant life: roofing maintenance calls for the removal of any real growth on your roof. As such, moss or algae shouldn’t be allowed to thrive on the surface. There are a number of ways that you can remove them both, so look into this if you notice these dark patches starting to appear along the shingles.
Finally, “a little prevention in the form of tree-trimming goes a long way toward keeping leaves and moss off your roof and keeping your roof damage-free.” They can not only allow animals to more easily climb onto your roof for further damage, but can also scratch and damage shingles with the ‘encouragement’ of a strong wind.
Don’t leave roof maintenance until you have a major problem on your hands. Get in touch with Cox Roofing if you’re a customer in search of a qualified roofer: you’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.