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  • Writer's pictureShannon George

Maintenance to Love Your Roof

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

February is the month of love. We give loving notes and gifts to our significant other, buy candy treats for our kids to hand out at school, and even do self-love for ourselves, but have you considered showing your roof some love?


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Your roof performs the greatest of functions for your home. It keeps the integrity of your home sound and offers shelter and protection from all the outside elements. Showing love to your roof allows your roof to last longer and saves you dollars in the long run.

Having a well-maintained roof is essential to both the overall look and longevity of your home.


A well-cared-for roof can last for many years, but neglecting it can lead to costly repairs or even a full replacement. In addition to maintaining the appearance of your home, showing your roof some love can also help you save money in the long run.


Here are five types of roof maintenance to help you save money in the process.

Regular Inspection

One of the best things you can do for your roof is to have it inspected regularly by a professional. Ideally, you should have a roofing contractor inspect your roof at least once a year to identify and fix any potential problems. By catching issues early on, you can often avoid more extensive and expensive repairs later on. Some common issues that can be spotted during a roof inspection include missing or damaged shingles, cracked or broken tiles, and areas with visible signs of wear and tear.

Cleaning

Keeping your roof clean is another important aspect of roof maintenance. Over time, leaves, branches, and other debris can accumulate on your roof and block gutters, causing water damage. Regular cleaning can help prevent these issues and extend the lifespan of your roof. You can clean your roof by using a broom or blower to remove debris, or you can hire a professional to do the job for you. If you have a steeply sloped roof, it's best to leave the cleaning to the professionals, as it can be dangerous to clean the roof yourself.

Proper Ventilation

Proper ventilation is critical to extending the lifespan of your roof. When heat and moisture get trapped in your attic, they can cause a variety of problems, including warping, rotting, and mold growth. Proper ventilation helps to dissipate heat and moisture, preventing these issues and extending the life of your roof. To ensure your roof has proper ventilation, make sure your attic has enough vents, and consider adding additional vents if necessary. A roofing contractor can help you determine the proper ventilation requirements for your home.

Trimming Trees

Trees near your roof can cause damage if they're not trimmed regularly. Branches and leaves can fall onto your roof and cause damage, and overhanging branches can provide easy access for rodents and other pests to get onto your roof. Trimming trees near your roof can help prevent these issues and extend the lifespan of your roof. If you're not comfortable trimming trees yourself, you can hire a professional tree service to do the job for you.

Maintenance

Addressing any repairs or maintenance needs promptly is another important aspect of roof maintenance. If you notice any missing or damaged shingles, or if you have any other concerns about the condition of your roof, you should address the issue as soon as possible. Neglecting small repairs can lead to larger and more costly problems down the road. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning your gutters and checking for leaks, can also help extend the life of your roof.

The longer you can extend your roof’s life before replacement, the more your overall savings increase, and your life cycle costs decrease.

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Showing your roof some love can help extend its lifespan and save you money in the long run. Regular inspection, cleaning, proper ventilation, trimming trees, and addressing maintenance needs promptly are all important aspects of roof maintenance. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your roof remains in good condition for many years to come.

Don't hesitate to seek the help of a professional roofing contractor if you need assistance with any aspect of roof maintenance. The experts at Herring are ready to show and offer some assistance and inspections to determine the level of care your roof may need. Reach out today to schedule your free roof inspection.


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