No homeowner wants to contact their roofing company for a premature roof replacement. Not only is it a huge expense, but it’s also an all around hassle. Here are some things you can do to help put off making that dreadful phone call to your roofing company for a new roof:
Roofing Company Tips
Roof Inspection: It is important to do a roof inspection at least once a year. Make sure that the flashing, shingles, roof vents, gutters, downspout, and step flashing among others are in good conditions. If any of these are rotten, have cracks, molds, holes, and black spots, there would be damages that you will encounter in your roof. Look for the following indications:
- Broken chirp, or missing shingles
- Small holes on the sheaths, roofing shingles, or roofing sheets
- Rusted flashing around the chimney
- Rusted spots and cracked caulk on the flashing
- Hole or chirp on step flashing
- Lichens, molds, and black spots on roofing sheets, shingles, or sheaths
- Damaged chimney caps
- Holes on gutter or damaged gutters
If you feel uncomfortable doing a roof inspection yourself, you can call a professional roofing company for help.
Clearing the Roof – One way to clear the roof is to remove any objects that may harm or cause damages to the roof. These include tree branches, snow, and the water. If you have a tree that overshadows the top of your roof, its branches and dried leaves might fall over on top of your roof and gutter. Dried leaves will block the passageway of the gutter and can clog it. This will cause leakages. The tree branches that fall on your roof may cause damages especially if they rot over the roofing shingles and sheaths. You should remove that ASAP and trim any branches hanging over your roof. Remove the snow right away to prevent your roof from buckling. All of this can increase the lifespan of your roof. Again, if you are scared of the dangers of being up on your roof, contact a roofing company.
Cleaning the Roof – To extend the lifespan of your roof, you must clean your roof from time to time. If you notice any black spots, fungus, or algae on your roofing sheets or shingles, you must clear and remove them as soon as possible. You can clean them by using a bleach solution. This prevents unsightly roofing sheets and avoids premature aging and any damages. It is also important to clean the gutters of your roof. Some debris or dried leaves are stacked on the gutters that may cause clogging. When it rains, there would be leakages and flooding in some area of your house. You must remove the debris and dried leaves on your roof and gutter. The debris can make the gutter overflow and increase the roof aging.
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