Keep That Roof Happy

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Some people do not realize how important the roof over their head is until it starts to leak. The problem is often that the leak does not manifest itself until the problem is very big. Often, you may start to see some water damage in the walls. That is one of the reasons it is so important to be proactive when it comes to your home. Make sure that you are checking for any leaks in your residential roof. One thing to look for in a roof is for broken or torn shingles. You want to make sure that your roof is in tip top condition. If you have a leaky roof, it may end up costing you a lot of money in the end. Here are a few ways that you can maintain your roof.

Cleanliness

You are going to want to get up on your roof at least once a season and make sure that your roof does not have any puddles or standing water on it. Standing water can be a huge problem for a roof. The longer the water is able to puddle, the more likely it is to penetrate the roof and start leaking into the home. At least four times a year, make sure that you actually get on the roof and clean it off. Remove any debris that you may find, and check for any signs that you may have a crack or a leak in your roof. 

Gutters

A big part of the health of your roof is going to be the gutters. These help the water drain from the roof appropriately. If you have backed up or damaged gutters, you may find that the water is pooling simply because it is not able to drain. Each season, check your gutters for any obstruction. It is not uncommon for a gutter to be blocked by leaves and other debris. If this is the case simply remove the debris. This simple process can add a great deal of time to the life of your roof.

Check The Attic

One of the first places that a a leak will show itself is in the attic. You want to catch the leak as soon as possible, and therefore checking the attic is going to be a great way to catch that leak. You will want to check the attic at least after each season, and be thorough when you check for a leak. One of the best things to do is to watch for water damage. 

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24 April 2017

metal or shingled roofing - what do you choose?

I spent weeks researching metal and shingle roofing to try to figure out what would be the best material to use on my home. I weighed the costs, the length of life, the amount of maintenance required and how well each type would hold up to high winds and strong storms. After compiling all of the information that I needed to make an educated decision about the roofing for my home, I created a blog. This blog is meant to help other homeowners decide which roofing material would be best for their homes now and many years into the future.