While a roof is the most expensive home-related investment a homeowner will ever make, it’s common to note that it’s the most neglected areas of the house. Just like your car needed to be oiled regularly and maintained by an auto mechanic, your roof also requires some inspections and maintenance to be able to last for a long time.
Some roofing expert recommends getting your roof inspected twice a year while some suggest once every 3 months. As a homeowner, you may not have the time to do the maintenance; you can outsource this to a Milwaukee siding repair company such as Ridge Top Exteriors.
Here are some tips that will help you prolong the lifespan of your roof.
Clean the gutters
To best prevent clogs, clear any gutter that has accumulated over time. Clear the sticks, leaves and any granules that are on your roof. Trapped debris not only traps water but also acts a mosquito breeding ground. Unknown to many, debris adds weight to your roof which could lead to a collapsed or a sagging roof. You can use a broom to remove any dirt or use a garden hose to spray off your roof.
Remove any standing water
If you have a flat roof, then you need to clear any standing water on your roof which could lead to moisture build up. A roofing expert can help you determine why your roof has lots of standing water and correct the problem.
Inspect your roof
Checking your roof for any cracks or blisters is crucial. Be sure to check the seams. If you find small cracks or homes, a sealant can help fix the problem. While this may not be a permanent fix, it will at least help in the short run before you get a permanent fix.
Remember that do it yourself may be tempting, but you could end up hurting yourself. Hire an experienced roofing contractor today for all your repairs and maintenance.