Most, if not all, roofing systems are durable and built to last, but that doesn’t mean that they are completely invulnerable. Keeping your roof in good shape throughout the course of its service life is a responsibility that a homeowner should never neglect. After all, it is your primary defense against the elements. In today’s post, storm damage repair experts Allstar Construction shares the three key secrets on how to keep your roof in excellent condition.
1. Trim Overhanging Branches
Trees provide shade during the summer and can increase your home’s curb appeal and overall value. However, if you allow them to grow too close to your home, they can cause a lot of damage. Overhanging branches can damage not just your roof, but your siding and gutters as well. To avoid this, be sure to regularly prune them each year, ideally between late fall and early spring.
2. Schedule Regular Maintenance
This may seem obvious but you would be surprised to know how many homeowners fail to have their roofs regularly checked out by professional roofing contractors. Ideally, your roof should be serviced by an expert at least once each year. Even a newly installed roof with no visible signs of damage should be inspected so that minor issues can be detected long before they can become a major headache.
3. Clean Your Gutters
Your gutter system works hand-in-hand with your roof to shed excess rainwater. Keeping it free from debris such as leaves, twigs and other debris to prevent blockage is one of the best ways you can extend your roof’s lifespan. Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause water to back up and damage your roof, walls and ceiling.
Allstar Construction is one of the most trusted home exterior renovation companies in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. For all your exterior home improvement needs, be sure to give us a call at (763) 479-8700 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our experts.