Here are 3 simple ways to give your roof some love this Valentines Day.
Maintain your Gutters and Downspouts:
The purpose of your gutters and downspouts is to direct rainwater away from your home. A clogged or damaged gutter system dumps water in isolated areas by your home and promotes water ingress to the roof decking, joists and walls.
---Clean out your gutters at least once a year or more if your roof and gutters tend to collect vegetation and debris.
---Repair damaged gutters right away. Damage could include leaks, sagging gutters, pulling away from the fascia, rust and dents.
---Remember to never put yourself in harms way! If you can't safely gain access to your gutters give us a call and we can take care of any issues for you.
Maintain any Vegetation near your Roof:
Trees beautify your property, invite an array of wildlife, and provide shade for your home. Trees offer plenty of upside to your property, however, the site of a felled tree or limb on your roof following a wind-driven storm is disheartening, to say the least. Even low-hanging limbs can strike and damage your roof without the help of a storm. So, use these tree care tips to minimize the chance of tree or limb damage to your shingle roofing:
---Trim trees regularly to remove sick, dead or weakened branches that are within six feet of your roof.
---Clear away leaves, twigs, pine needles and branches from your roof to prevent gutter clogs and water retention on the shingles. (Remember not to put yourself in danger, if you need your roof cleaned call a professional.)
---Avoid planting trees with weaker root systems right next to your home.
Stay On Top of Inspections:
Like other systems in your home, your roof needs professional care. Make a professional roof inspection an integral part of your home maintenance strategy. Additionally, your roof should be professionally inspected following wind-driven storms and hailstorms. A few unseen divots here, loose flashing there and a few missing or torn shingles, and soon you have a water infiltration problem and subsequent repairs to make.
Show your shingle roof some love and it will love you back!
When you need shingle roofing services, contact Real Roof Contracting for the best roofing maintenance, repairs, inspections and replacement. 314-885-4858