How To Maintain Home Roof?

Homeowners mostly don't pay attention to their home roof till any find any serious issue like leakage at several spots. But then it becomes too late to repair the roof and roof replacement is the only option left. Timely action saves lot. So Roof Inpection atleast twice a year is must to avoid costly affairs.

In each Inspection you can come to know about any potential issue in its early stage and can repair it then and there. You should check at some common areas like loose flashing, sagging gutters, damaged or missing shingles, granules accumulation etc.

Why Roof Maintenance Is So Important?

Home Roof is the skin of house. It protects house from wind, rain, sun, snow and other elements. Home Roof is built to withstand all the elements but sometimes the inclement weather and age cause damage.

Also, the growth of Moss or algae on roof or tree branches can block the flow and drainage of water.

Roof Self Inspection Checklist

  • Masses of moss and lichen, which could signal the roof is decaying underneath. Black algae stains are just cosmetic.

  • Cracked caulk or rust spots on flashing.

  • Shingles that are buckling, curling, or blistering.

  • Missing or broken shingles.

  • Cracked and worn rubber boots around vent pipes.

  • Missing or damaged chimney cap. (OK, that's technically not part of your roof, but since you're looking anyway.)

Why Timely Roof Inspection Saves Your Effort And Money?

Flashing acts as a protective barrier that keeps rain and other elements away from penetrating your roof.

If shingles are damaged then flashing will be exposed nad rust will spread and cause leaks.

So inspect the flashing so that they are intact, covered and free from corrosion

Buildup of rainwater and foliage can cause gutters to be clogged. Also if low quality roof drain is used, gutters will corrode over time.

Gutters need to be inspected atleast twice a year after fall and during early spring.

It is always wise to inspect home roof after fall and before snow starts.Check your shingles whether they are intact, clean and free from corrosion.

Sooner these problems are addressed, it saves lot of later expenses

Nearby long branches of trees should be trimmed over regular intervals to avoid damage to the roof.

Roofing Insulation Should Be Inspected

Roofing Insulation should be inspected as it maintains the temperature of home.

When To Call Professional?

Due to age of roof or bad weather conditions the problems are needed to be handled by professional roofer for repair and maintenance.

By hiring professional roofer the actual problem can be identified easily and fixed. Professional roofers have vast experience and can give lifetime warranty.

Homeowners in and around New Hampshire can rely on American Roofing L.L.C for roofing, maintenance, repair work. You can call us at +1 (603)362 3456.


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