Typically we need to make an inspection around our house. Always checking what things need fixing and what others don’t. One of the main aspects of our house is the roof since it’s the one that protects us from the outside agents.
It’s important to at least make an inspection two times a year because even though they’re supposed to last up to 15 years, roofs can deteriorate faster as the weather conditions and other things take a toll.
Here we will talk about tips to keep your roof healthy and to check if you need to get some assistance. We can help you to keep your roof in Long Island well maintined.
Get the trees trimmed.
Sometimes, our houses have different trees that surround it. These are accessories or additions to the value of our land, but sometimes they can damage the roof of our house with hanging branches that stand near the shingles and also they can scratch and gouge it. So, in order to get this together we need to trim them and make them stay away from the roof.
Make sure you clean
This is one of the most important things to do. You have to make sure everything is cleaned. WE got rid of the branches, now it’s time to clean the gutter system so the water doesn’t backup into different areas of the house.
It’s recommended to clean the drainage twice a year and also look for sagging gutters or damaged drain components so you can get them fixed as soon as you can.
Check the shingles
The shingles are supposed to be the parts that protect your house from everything that is exposed to outside. These are the ones that need to be up to the challenge so that’s why you have to see if they’re broken, torn off, worn down or other things because the elements which they are exposed to sometimes can be extreme.
If there is a problem with them then the roof might be compromised since it’s not getting the best protection and you will need to get it repaired very soon so you won’t waste more time waiting for it to wear down more.
Be careful with streaking
Our roof is exposed to different shades and the color might change according to the exposure that it has had towards the sun. Sometimes, if it is wet, the color might change ant it can bring many bad things as mold, algae or fungus that are very dangerous for humans.
If we don’t look out for it then we can have a problem and the life of the roof can be shortened and that could bring more problems like leaks and everything.
Insulation, your best friend
One thing that you must include when you’re going to do some roof maintenance is the insulation since on winter this helps not to create ice dams and we have less problems.
Call us if you’d like to know more of this tips and if you need something to be taken care of. We will gladly help with any request that you have.