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Roof Maintenance: What You Should Know  

ROOF MAINTENANCE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Close up view of man using crowbar and saw to remove rotten wood from leaky roof decking. After removing fascia boards he has discovered that the leak has extended into the beams and decking.

Your home’s roofing is an integral part of protecting and keeping your family safe. But more often than not, your roof faces tough weather conditions or objects that cause damage. Repairing or replacing a roof can be expensive and that is why you need to know a thing or two about basic roof maintenance. Here is a guide to help you navigate basic roof maintenance for your home.

  1. Regularly inspect your roof Regular inspections on your roof are important in keeping it in top shape. In the spring, the roof should be inspected for signs of damage from snow and ice during the winter, and in autumn, the roof and gutters should be cleaned of any debris or leaves that could cause blockage.
  2. Clear trees and other objects around the roof Check if the trees around your house have overhanging branches that are intruding on the roof. Overgrown branches can cause serious damage to your roof and can even be dangerous for your family. These branches also shed off leaves that block the roof’s drainage.
  3. Check the state of your shingles This is especially important if you live in a stormy area with heavy winds. Whenever storms and heavy winds hit, they loosen up your roof’s shingles and can sometimes even blow them off. Check for loose or missing shingles and repair or replace them as soon as possible.
  4. Keep an eye for wild animals and pests Animals, such as squirrels and birds, have a tendency of building their homes in or under the roof, where they can cause extensive damage. Pests, such as termites, can also wreak havoc on wooden roofs. If you spot shredded wood, bug feces or sawdust on the roof, immediately call a professional exterminator.

If you find a major problem with your roof that needs immediate professional repair, schedule repair services with the professionals at Premiere Roofing immediately.