Simple Roof Maintenance Tips

Posted on: January 28, 2017 by in Blog, Roof Repair, Services, Uncategorized
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Home ownership comes with many rewards, and just as many responsibilities. Responsibilities such as maintaining your roof, which if left uncared for, could result in damage to your home and associated costly repair bills. To maintain your roof and gutters properly, inspect them every spring and fall. The roof surface may wear unevenly due to a variety of factors such as amount of sunlight it receives, how long moisture stays on the roof (due to shaded areas), and local temperature extremes. Check for damaged, missing, or curling shingles. If you find one or two, don’t panic. These can be easily repaired. Look in the gutters, if you see significant amounts of granules from the shingles, this is an indication that your roof is wearing and should be examined further. If you see “green stuff”, that’s a sign’ that your roof has fungus or algae on it. Your local home improvement stores sell products that will kill the algae and fungus, which if not removed may lead to roof damage.

Metal Roof Maintenance

Metal roofing is prone to rusting. If present, take a wire brush and remove the rust, prime, and then paint. Brush off any debris present on your roof. If left for too long, the debris can cause algae, hold moisture, and clog gutters. It is important to clean the gutters on a regular basis so they don’t clog and cause additional building damage. Pay attention to nearby branches and make sure that they are not scratching the roof, or have the potential to fall onto the shingles. Trim them back if necessary to prevent damage. Also look inside the house on ceilings, walls and around windows. If you notice any discoloration, dark spots, or mold in your attic, then there is a good chance that your roof is leaking and it needs repaired immediately.

Like any other mechanical system, such as your car, your roof requires regular attention to protect the investment in your home. For more roof maintenance tips, please contact Nulu Roofing Contractors by Clicking Here

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