5 Tips For Maintaining The Roof Of Your House
Here are five tips that you can use to help you maintain your roof :
Remove Snow During The Winter
One of the worst things for your roof during the winter is the accumulation of snow. It is like roof cancer; it gradually deteriorates the condition of your roof. This is especially true for houses that aren’t designed to have the snow slide off. It is highly recommended you remove the snow from your roof when it starts to accumulate.
Replace Damaged or Missing Shingles
It is important to replace damaged or missing shingles. These gaps could leave your roof vulnerable to external influences such as the wind and rain. The shingles work to protect the roof of your house and without them, the forces of nature reduce the lifespan of your home.
Do not use an Air Gun to Replace Missing Shingles
Housetop Roofing has been in the industry for quite a while. Air guns have the potential to damage your rooftop and leave it open to the various forces of nature. The pressure of multiple air guns is impossible to control. Instead, all shingles should be hand nailed onto your roof.
Eliminate the Tree Branches and Limbs
The tree limbs and branches shed leaves and particles that include dust, insect droppings and insects themselves. Insects may get trapped on the roof and build their shelters. This can stain your roof surface and may damage it in the long run. Regularly inspect for the tree limbs and try to keep them away from the roof top.
Perform Regular Inspections
You will never know the condition of your roof, if you don’t perform regular inspections. You want to check at least once a year for missing shingles, sagging, excess debris build-up, discoloration and the condition of the shingles. When you get the time to clean the gutters of your place, alongside that you should get the roof checked as well. However, that is the maximum time; you can get the roof checked whenever you get time off work. If you aren’t sure what to look for, Housetop Roofing would be happy to perform an inspection of your roof.
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