How to Make Sure Your Roof Lasts
A new roof could add curb appeal and increase the resale value of your home. Here are some tips to protect your investment:
1.) Keep Your Gutters Clean: Keeping these clear is critical to making your roof last. Either going up yourself or hiring a professional each spring and fall to clean your gutters will ensure water won’t back up into your roof, causing sheathing or rafter rot.
2.) Make Sure Your Roof Surface is Clear: Keeping the roof clear of debris such as leaves and moss can make your roof last longer:
a. Leaves: Remove these while they are whole leaves from roof valleys with a soft car wash brush or specially made “roof rake.”
b. Moss: During the early stages of development you can manually sweep off moss deposits. As it develops, however, moss gets a bit more resilient. You’ll need to buy specialty soap to kill it first and then consider installing zinc strips on your roof to prevent regrowth.
3.) Prevent Ice Dams: These can be detrimental to your roof. We offer removal and prevention tips in this article.
4.) Regularly inspect your roof and make repairs right away: Look for any curling, loose or missing shingles after a heavy wind or rain storm or any damaged flashing around vents, chimneys or other openings if you think you have an unwanted visitor.
Now that you know how to make your roof last as long as possible be sure to call Pro-Quality Home Improvements for a quote for a new roof today in order to increase the curb and resale value of your house today!