As a homeowner, you want your roof to look good and perform well for as long as possible. This can be accomplished by being proactive with regular inspections and repairs when needed.
These five best practices will help your roof stay in good shape for as long as possible.
1. Stay off your roof.
You might be tempted to climb on top of your roof to check for signs of damage, but this should be left to the professionals. Even under the best conditions, it can be quite dangerous and lead to a fall from a serious height. When your roof is slippery due to moisture or other conditions or is pitched, climbing on your roof is an even worse idea.
2. Call a local roofer.
A local roofer knows local building codes as well as what type of climate conditions your roof will need to withstand. They should be able to supply references so you can verify their reputation. In addition, perhaps your neighbors, friends, or family have worked with them.
3. Keep your gutters clean.
Gutters serve an important function by directing rainwater away from your roof, avoiding the foundation and landscaping. But if they become clogged with leaves and other debris, they won’t be able to perform well and could cause damage to your roof or the rest of your home. Clogged gutters can also attract unwanted pests and cause mold to form.
4. Have regular roofing inspections performed.
If your roof has a problem, it will only get worse until it’s repaired. By scheduling regular roofing inspections, you’ll be able to keep your roof well maintained and have minor issues repaired before they become greater, more costly problems.
5. Inspect your roof for damage from the ground after a storm.
After a storm goes through your area, check your roof while standing safely on the ground. Look for signs of damage such as missing or curled shingles. If you have any concerns or spot any damage, contact your local roofing contractor to have your roof inspected and repaired before it becomes more serious.
Whether you need to schedule a roofing inspection or need service after a storm, work with Allstate Exteriors & Restoration in Central Ohio. Our company has served the area for almost 20 years and offers free estimates.