Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home that’s utilized more often than you may realize. Roofs provide us with defense from the elements as well as insulation for our homes. For that reason, making sure your roof is well maintained is very important.
Roof maintenance is a serious business. You may not always think of it this way, but your roof is your home’s first line of defense from the elements as well as insulation for our homes. It’s eventually what keeps your family and your biggest investment, your home, protected from the elements. Schedule your no-obligation roof inspection from Sparks Roofers today.
How often do you break out the ladder and climb on your roof to inspect the shingles? There’s a good chance this doesn’t happen frequently.
To help you get your Roofs maintained, here are 5 Roof Maintenance Tips:
- Trim troublesome trees
Most homeowners don’t love climbing up on their roof trying to trim branches high up in trees. However, if there are limbs or branches close to your roof, you could be in for some serious problems. Not only can these branches end up scraping and damaging your roof materials, but they make for a perfect bridge for animals to make their way onto your roof. These branches and limbs can also break during high winds and storms causing major damage to your roof and the structure of your home as well.
- Keep your gutters clean
Cleaning the gutters is probably your least favorite for home maintenance, but it’s one of the most important tasks for your roof. When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, they can lead to water leaks and excessive weight on the roof. Clean gutters also allow for rainwater to flow freely away from weak areas of the roof.
- Have a professional roofer inspect your roof
Doing inspection goes a long way in keeping your roof maintained, but at the end of the day, you probably aren’t a professional roofer. It takes an experienced and well-trained eye to know exactly what to look for on a roof. Sparks Roofers offers free in-home estimates to homeowners in Oklahoma and its surrounding areas.
- Proper roof ventilation and insulation
Without proper ventilation, heat and moisture can cause roof materials to buckle and insulation to lose effectiveness. This will make your overall roofing system to be inefficient.
Proper Insulation. The best way to achieve proper ventilation and good airflow is through proper insulation. To protect your house from heat gain or loss, it’s ideal to include a gap-free layer of insulation on the attic floor and a vapor retarder below the insulation next to the ceiling to prevent moisture from spreading into the attic. Having open, vented spaces that enable the air to pass freely with at least one inch between the insulation and roof sheathing is also ideal.
- Clean Your Roof Regularly
Like any other area in the home, your roof requires cleaning too. Algae, moss, and debris can not only make your roof look ugly but also impact the quality of your roof. Overlooking this task at the most extreme can cause rot. For safety, it’s best to not make your roof cleaning a DIY project and contact a licensed, certified and insured roofers who can help.
When To Contact A Roofer for Roof Maintenance
While there are numerous DIY projects around the home you can do, roofing repairs are definitely not one of them. During your annual roofing maintenance, if you discover that you need a repair, contact Sparks Roofers. Interior leaks in the wall could also indicate that you may have a roofing problem. This would also be the right time to contact Sparks Roofers to help you identify the source and find a solution to the problem.
Do you need a roofing repair or replacement? Contact Sparks Construction and Roofing LLC today to schedule your free in-home estimate.