Buying your first home is exciting, nerve wrecking, and scary. If something goes wrong, it is now your responsibility to repair or replace it. The most important and expensive things to replace is your roof. So, make sure you follow the steps below to insure you extend its lifespan.
First, do an initial inspection. It is always our recommendation to hire a profession to do any kind of work on top of a roof. Although if you choose to grab your binoculars and inspect from the ground before climbing that ladder, go for it. While you are at it, check for these areas of concern
- Missing/Damaged Shingles
- Curled/Buckled Shingles
- Bare Spots on Asphalt Shingles
- Cracked Caulking
- Rust Spots on Flashings
- Vegetation Growth
If you notice several areas of concern, call us! We can give you a free estimate and give you an honest and professional opinion.
Here are some preventative maintenance chores to do on a nice day!
- Clean those gutters! Or hire someone to do it for you. This should be done at LEAST twice a year.
- Trim your trees! Trimming any branches hanging over your roof is the best way to prevent that branch from falling and causing damage to your home.
- Replace broken or missing shingles. Replacing missing shingles as soon as possible will help prevent moisture build up causing leaks and rotting.
- Reseal and caulk around vent and pipes. Such as chimneys, vents, pipes, and skylights. Making sure any gaps are filled, will make sure water does not sneak through causing water damage to internal walls.
- Watch for signs of internal damage, too. Check your attic for leaks, water stains, wet insulation, structural damage, and moldy areas.