Whether your roof is brand new or years old, maintaining its upkeep is one of the most important things you can do for your home. You probably would like to avoid having to replace it prematurely, so follow these tips to keep your roof in good shape for years:
Clogged gutters can ruin the paint on siding and cause the misfortune of a wet basement. If the leaves pile up too deeply in your gutters, water can drain into roof sheathing and rot it. Avoid this damage that could cost you thousands of dollars by simply cleaning your gutters each fall and spring.
Yes, you need to remove leaves from your gutters, but you must remove them from the roof too. Piles can collect in the valleys of your roofing or near your chimney. If they are not removed, they will trap moisture and begin to decompose. This will cause moisture to accumulate in the roof, or it may even create fertile ground for weeds to grow.
Moss traps water, which is something you do not want happening on your roof. If you catch it early, you may be able to sweep it off easily. In the event of heavy buildup, you may need to kill the moss. Consider investing in zinc strips to keep it away.
Scraping from tree limbs across your roof can damage your shingles, and these overhanging branches also give rodents a pathway to your roof. They may end up snacking on your roof and siding! Trim branches to be at least 10 feet away from your roof.
Taking good care of your roof will prevent you from having to get a new one installed before it should truly be time. For all your roof installation needs, contact Conaway Enterprises! Our expert team of roofing specialists will install any style of roof for your home or business. We’re happy to schedule an appointment to meet with you to discuss your project, timeline, and budget.