Your home is only as good as its roof, so it’s wise to invest the time and money necessary into maintaining and repairing it as needed. This is especially true if you’ve recently had a new roof installed.
To extend the life of your roof, add this list of five simple tasks to your 2020 resolutions so that you can reap the benefits for years to come.
- Ventilate your attic.
Many people don’t realize that proper ventilation not only saves on heating and cooling costs, but it also helps to maintain the integrity of your roof.
Installing the proper vents for the slope and style of your roof will allow for airflow that keeps the humidity levels of the attic low. Too much moisture in the attic can harm both the insulation and the roof of your home, so this is a simple yet important resolution to keep.
- Maintain your gutters.
When your gutters are clogged or in disrepair, it can allow water to pool along the edges of the roof and cause serious damage. We recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice a year, and you should inspect them at least that often.
- Get a professional inspection.
About once every other year, it’s a good idea to schedule an inspection to be done by roofing experts. A professional can give you preventive maintenance tips and point out issues that need to be addressed so that you don’t have to go through the cost and hassle of replacing the entire structure prematurely.
- Keep a clear perimeter.
It’s important to clear away trees or branches that lean over your roof. Large branches can fall and damage it, and small branches can badly scratch it over time. In addition, leaves that get stuck can trap moisture and cause premature harm.
Simply trim back any branches that could come in contact with your roof, and this will go a long way toward preserving it for years to come.
- Perform small repairs immediately.
It might seem unnecessary to immediately replace a worn or missing shingle or to take the time to repair minor gutter issues right away. However, performing these small fixes as soon as you notice them can save you headaches and a much larger bill down the road.
Resolve to Maintain Your Roof in 2020
Roof maintenance might seem tedious, but it doesn’t have to be. These five resolutions are small, simple tasks that can make a huge difference in the life of your roof. For more information about roof maintenance, contact us at Macbeth Roofing.