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Roof Maintanence: 5 Tips To Help You Keep Your Roof In Good Condition Year Round

Your roof is designed to protect your home from a variety of threats. It will stop water, debris and even pests. Every roof needs a little maintenance during the year. Several tips will help you to keep your roof in good condition all year round.
Roof Maintanence: 5 Tips To Help You Keep Your Roof In Good Condition Year Round

Replace Missing or Damaged Shingles Right Away

A simple tip is to replace missing or damaged shingles right away. You should do this if you find a shingle on your property or if you notice damage when looking at your roof. You need to use the same type of shingle and the same nails. You should replace any curling shingles as well. This will stop water from getting under the roof and causing rot.

Keep the Roof Clean

You should keep the roof clean. A power washer can help to remove debris. You need to pay special attention to any mildew, moss or algae growth. These substances can hold water and cause damage to your roof. Cleaning the roof with a solution of water and chlorine bleach can kill moss or algae growth fast.

Maintain Your Gutters

Problems with your gutters can damage your roof during any season. Clogged gutters can send water under your roof. Ice jams in winter can damage the fascia. Hanging gutters can create holes that allow water to enter. Your gutters should be kept clear of leaves. They should also be checked regularly to make sure they are attached firmly to your home.

Prune Trees on Your Property

A. Clark Roofing a company that does shingles and roofing in Edmonton has said that overgrown trees can become a major threat to the condition of your roof during the year. Large branches could break and fall due to wind, snow or rain. Branches could grow into your roof or slam into the roof regularly even if they do not fall. You want to keep the trees on your property pruned so that they present no risk to your roof.

Inspect the Roof Twice Each Year

You need to inspect the roof twice each year. Once in the spring and once in the fall is usually the best. You need to look at the surface, the shingles and the flashing. You also need to go inside and look at the roof for signs of leaks, pest damage or rotting wood. Any problems that are detected should be repaired immediately and in the proper way.

You should take every safety precaution possible when inspecting or repairing your roof. You also need to understand when a job really requires the attention of professional roofers. Inspecting your roof regularly and making small repairs can help to keep your roof in good condition throughout the year.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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