If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t spend too much time thinking about the condition of your roof. If it needed a major repair or, even worse, a replacement, you’d probably think about it then! But replacing a roof can be a big financial hit while regular maintenance will cost only your time. So today, we’ll show you simple ways you can put off that replacement for years to come – all with some know-how and little effort!
5 Roofing Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Money
Below are several maintenance tips that will extend the life of your roof and save you a lot of money.
Install proper ventilation and adequate insulation.
This is among the most critical, and often overlooked, factors in extending the life of your roof. Without proper ventilation, a buildup of heat and moisture in your attic can lead to roof rot and diminished insulation efficiency. In winter months, a poorly ventilated attic is a key contributor to the formation of damaging ice dams. In short, properly insulated attic spaces allow your roof to perform as efficiently as possible.
Keep gutters and downspouts clear.
Leaves, twigs and other debris can clog your gutter system, causing expensive water leaks in your attic and interior living spaces. If they are clogged, gutters and downspouts can’t channel water and snowmelt away from your home. You’ll also want to inspect your gutters for signs of damage.
Trim your trees.
Take a look at the trees around your home. If there are any limbs or branches hanging over your roof (or growing close), have them removed. Falling branches can lead to expensive roofing repairs.
Roof flashing consists of metal strips installed where the main body of the roof meets up with the home’s siding, chimneys or skylights. Because many roof leaks begin at these connection points, check the flashings for holes, cracks, or other signs of damage or deterioration.
Perform regular inspections.
It’s a good idea to perform a routine inspection on a regular basis. Look for signs of damage on the roof surfaces, as well as in the attic and interior of your home. Small leaks or minor damage can often be repaired for little cost. Ignoring them, and allowing them to become major problems, can be a very expensive mistake.
Need A Roofing Contractor?
If you have questions about roofing maintenance, or perhaps need a professional roofing inspection to check the integrity of your roof, contact All Roofing Solutions. Our experienced roofing consultants will be happy to answer your questions and guide you in your decision to repair, replace or maintain your roof!
Call today at 302-725-ROOF (7663) in Delaware or 610-551-ROOF (7663) in Pennsylvania.