Your home’s roof represents a sizeable investment, so it makes sense that you’d want to maintain it properly and put off replacing it as long as possible. With a few helpful tips, you can also avoid costly roof repair down the road that might not even be covered by your insurance policy. Here’s what you should do to avoid a problem later:
1.Keep trees pruned. If you have trees that have limbs over your roof or could fall on your roof in a storm, be sure to work with an arborist or other tree professional to have them pruned safely. A professional can tell you about any branches that have been weakened by disease or pests and could come down in a storm – right on your roof! In addition, branches over your roof can be a highway for pests to get to your home. An arborist can also advise you about any younger trees you have that aren’t placed well for roof health while they are small enough to relocate.
2.Pay attention to gutters – Damaged and clogged gutters and downspouts represent one of the most common causes for roof damage and the need for roof repair services. Water gets up under the shingles and rots the substructure. Ice dams can do even more damage. Inspect your gutters often for signs of a problem and keep them cleaned out. Getting those trees trimmed back will help, too.
3.Professional inspection – Large roof repair problems rarely start as large problems. Instead, they start as small problems that, had they been caught during a professional inspection, could have saved you a ton of money. An annual inspection of your roof is your best defense against letting a minor issue go unresolved.
If you would like to know more about avoiding roof repair or you have a problem that needs to be addressed, give us a call at All American Roofing & Restoration. We’ll be happy to come inspect your roof and give you an honest assessment of its condition and an estimate of its remaining lifespan. Contact us today to learn more about our roof repair and other services.