Every day, your roof protects you and everything and everyone you hold dear from the elements and countless external threats. Sadly, we don’t pay it any mind until the day that it’s about to cave in or fail. Don’t let this happen to your poor roof and show it some love by doing a bit of roof maintenance every now and then.
Tips on Maintaining the Roof
Keep in mind that maintaining the roof actually extends its service life. If that’s what you intend to do, here are a few things you can do for that end:
Check the Roof
Go around the house and inspect your roof from the ground. Ideally, do it during fair weather days in the spring and fall. As you do, be on the lookout for problems like sagging/broken gutters, lifting/missing shingles, buckling flashing, exposed fasteners, and any noticeable piles of granules. While it helps to climb up the ladder to see how grave the problem may be, you actually don’t need to do so as these physical manifestations are easy to detect.
Clean the Gutters
If you’re afraid of heights, you should probably call roof maintenance experts to perform this simple task. And you should ideally have this done before a big storm hits your locale. Trust us—you don’t want water backing up to your roof and rotting the fascia once the skies clear up.
Watch Out for Moss/Algae
In most cases, the presence of these plant life on your roof can be taken as a sign that moisture is building up underneath the roof. Of course, this is bad news. Once you notice moss and algae forming in some corner of the roof, do your best to remove any errant debris and trim overhanging branches nearby. It helps to keep your attic well-ventilated, too.
Keep Trees at Bay
Your roof and trees don’t mix very well and getting one near the other can often be problematic. Trim any nearby branches as much as possible because all it takes is one, strong storm to send those branches crashing into and damaging your roof. That is probably why it’d make sense to have roof maintenance experts come over to inspect your roof at least twice a year just to see if anything might be causing trouble to your roof.
When you feel like needing a hand with roof maintenance in Brooklyn, NY, don’t hesitate to call our team here at J. Broni Roofing Inc.. Give us a ring at (718) 979-7200 when you’ve got questions or need estimates today.