In as much as it is always good to seek the services of professionals in certain things, there are still measures an individual can take to prevent those extra expenses being paid to the professional. This applies to almost everything in life, just like the popular adage “prevention is better than cure.” As a house owner, there some small things you ought to take care of yourself so as to make your roof last longer for you. These measures are just minor things you can do yourself well unless you are so occupied that you barely live in your house except on holidays. In this article, we will be looking at those measures we ought to take ourselves to ensure that our roof is kept safe from small damages because even if we are buoyant enough to always seek the service of roofers or maintenance, you can never tell maybe before their arrival at your home more damages would have been done either by wind or by rain. This could be prevented if only we take out little time to monitor our roof situations.
We all know how important it is to have a good roof over our head. The roof protects the rest of the home from damage, adds value to your home, helps keep your home cool or hold in heat, and gives you a happier place to live. However, even if the roof is not new, if you decide to follow these simple maintenance tips, your roof will be in a top condition much longer than even expected.
Clean All Debris From Your Roof
We advise you to clean all the debris from your roof at least twice a year. Debris such as leaves, dirt, pine needles and plastics can overtime cause mildew and mold to grow on the roof and cause damages. By keeping the roof free of debris it literally means you are removing the potential for damage to your roof thus keeping the roof in good condition always.
Trim Overhanging Tree Branches
Trees beautify home no doubts, but we ought to monitor the growths of these trees if you are the one that likes your tree tall and near the roof, then you should always be ready to trim it often.
Keep Gutters Clean
Keeping your gutters free of debris will make it not to get clogged. We all know how expensive it is to repair a clogged gutter. Clean gutters make it easy for the passage of rainwater away from your roof.
Replace Cracked Mortar
If during an inspection and you notice that your mortar is cracked, quickly change them before it becomes worse and damage the chimneys as well.
Damaged Shingles and Roofing Tiles
If you notice a single shingle or roofing tile is damaged, replace it immediately. Many people think a missing shingle or roof tile is nothing to worry about, yes it looks so until the rest starts pulling off without you knowing.
The above are simple measures one can easily schedule him or herself to do, if however you do not have any spare time for this, then you have to trust the service of professional roofers like us to handle it for you.