Appropriate roof maintenance needs consistent roof inspection. Yearly or seasonal inspections will extend the lifespan of your roof and roofing materials, avoid leaks that could cause damage, expensive repairs, or worst a complete replacement of your roof.
Roofs are meant and designed to endure all weather conditions. However, just like any other building materials, wear and tear isn’t inevitable. With regular inspections and maintenance, you are certain these wear and tear are kept at minimum and immediately taken cared of to avoid major problems.
Roof Inspection Tips Before Traveling
When going on a holiday or vacation trip, it is imperative to inspect your roof to ensure it is ship-shape before traveling to your destination. Otherwise, you might come home to leaky or damaged roof. Below are a few helpful roof inspection and protection tips you could do before you set out.
Clean and Unclog Your Gutters
If you are a long-time homeowner, you’d know that having gutters that are clogged is one of the major causes of a leaky roof. When water collects in your clogged gutters, it has no other place to flow out to so it would start to put pressure and seep into your roof and ceiling causing damage to it. To avoid such, inspect and clean you gutters as well as downspouts including breaks or gaps in the seams of your gutter. Also, make sure brackets are fastened and securely attached.
Immediately Repair Leaky Roof
If you have previously found some roof leaks, it is important to have it immediately fixed. To determine where a leak is coming from, roofing companies recommend hosing the area in your roof where you think the leak is from.
Trim Your Trees
Trees add to your curb appeal. However, if tree branches overhang a house, there a possibility that a branch could break, especially during a windy weather or a storm, which could damage your roof. Hence, it is advised that you trim any trees or branches that can pose a risk to your roof and home
When inspecting and repairing your roof, it is always best to hire a professional roofer or roofing company for it to be thoroughly inspected as well for proper repairs to be done.