Maintaining your home is a job that never quite seems to end. Yet, it provides safety and increases your curb appeal – together with home value. Proper roof maintenance is an important thing you can do for your home. Periodic inspections by your roofing contractor will keep your roof damage-free. To perform successful roof maintenance, keep these essential tips in mind.
Perform Routine Inspections
If there’s one thing a homeowner can’t afford to neglect, it’s a roof inspection. Stay on top of your roof’s true condition. Take preemptive measures to counter signs of deterioration. You don’t have to climb up on your roof for a check-up, though; you can do it from the ground using binoculars. For thorough assessments, however, enlist the aid of a trusted contractor.
Replace Missing Components
A complacent attitude always leads to trouble, especially with roofing. When you discover missing shingles and other components, don’t procrastinate. Contact your trusted residential roofing contractor immediately as doing so can help you avoid further complications that may end up eating away at your finances.
Clear Away Debris
Debris buildup can lead to rot and even clogging of your gutters and downspouts. Backed up gutters can cause massive water damage. Debris buildup on the roof also holds moisture. This can spell trouble for your roofing system in the long run. Remember that clean gutters are efficient ones.
Trim Surrounding Trees
As much as possible, trim the branches from nearby trees. They can cause serious damage to your roofing system. They can also act as bridges for critters to gain access to your home. Overhanging branches can snap-off and puncture shingles, and other roofing materials. Algae can grow in moist and shaded areas. So, if tree branches are hanging over your roof, trim them back to let the sunshine warm and dry your roof.
If a new roof is necessary, we’ll provide GAF shingles with StainGuard® Protection. They will help ensure the beauty of your roof against ugly blue-green algae. Quality Assurance Roofing provides residential and commercial roofing maintenance. We’re ready to serve home and business owners in Houston, TX, as well as other nearby areas. For a consultation, inspection or free quote, call us today at (281) 392-5570.