Depending on the material and how well you care for it, most roofs last can last 20 or more years. To get the optimal lifespan out of your roof, it is important to perform regular maintenance. Ultimately, it’ll save you both time and money when you perform certain maintenance tasks in the fall. These are some maintenance tips a professional roofer in Damascus recommends:
Trim Your Trees Back
Check to see if you have any tree branches near or hanging over your roof. As the leaves fall they could clog up your gutters. On rainy days, damp leaves on your roof could also provide a place for mold and mildew to grow, creating problems for your roof.
Also, as the branches weaken, they may snap and fall on your roof, especially on a stormy day. This could lead to shingle damage and other roofing problems.
Trimming your trees back can also help you prepare for winter. Icy, snowy tree branches can also prove to be a problem when they fall on your roof.
Clean Your Gutters
Leaves will fall onto your roof and in your gutters causing your gutters to clog, which will lead to the water having nowhere to go. Standing water in your gutters can lead to leaks, mold, and other roofing issues.
Plus, keeping the gutters clean prevents pests from building a home in the leaves. Bear in mind that those pests can be damaging to your home.
Install Gutter Guards
You may prevent leaves from building up again with gutter guards. This saves you the hassle of having to clean out your gutters yourself and eliminates any risks associated with getting on a ladder.
Get a Roof Inspection
Since you can’t get a clear look at the roof without risking danger by getting on a ladder, you may want to get a professional to come take a look to make sure your roof is going to hold up strong through the fall and winter months. A thorough roof inspection will help you know for certain if your roof is up to par and if any repairs are necessary to extend its life.
Invest in Repairs
Winter is coming, and the last thing you want is a problem with your roof when there’s snow and ice on it. By hiring a professional for repairs, you can prevent issues and even potentially extend the life of your roof.
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