Capitol Roofing Company – Roofing Tips: How to Make Sure Your Roof Lasts a Long Time
Let me think, I got my keys, I poured my coffee, hmmm, I ate my muffin…. what am I forgetting? Oh yeah, call my roofing contractor because I didn’t follow the proper procedures for roof maintenance.
How many of us even remember this on the regular? Annual roofing maintenance is a huge deal. While most roofing systems are created with longevity in mind, it is still recommended to have your roof inspected and maintained at least once a year. As a matter of fact, the NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) is a big advocate of having Roofing Contractors offer this as an option to its customers.
However, it’s not always necessary to have your roofing contractor come out to inspect your roof since there are some easy steps that you can take to check on your roof all on your own. Let’s talk about some of the things that you can do on your own to help your roof last even longer.
Roofing Tips That You Can Check All On Your Own
1. New Home Purchase. Never purchase a new home before inspecting your roof first. Save yourself the trouble and the headaches of having to install a new roof because you skipped this basic most necessary step. Call your local professional Roofing Company to ensure that you have a professional assessment before you sign the papers for your new home.
2. Cut Down The Trees. Sounds backwards right? Trust us though, those trees can be deadly for your roof. The overextending branches can create real damage on your roof. This can become very expensive real fast. You can easily avoid this by either getting rid of the trees that are troublesome or by trimming them down to stop them from getting too close to your roof.
3. Clean The Gutters. Making sure that your roof stays in mint condition is important to the health of your roof, but taking care of your roof also extends this benefit to the rest of your house. Cleaning your gutters keeps your drainage system in tact and has the added bonus of not allowing water to backup into the rest of the house and causing damage.
4. Keep your roof cool. We don’t mean that you should water your roof every week. We just mean that you should ensure that your roof has proper ventilation under the hood. Moisture can create havoc for your roofing materials and can diminish the life of the roof. Installing proper ventilation and insulation can help keep your roof safe from damage.
We hope that these tips are helpful for you. Please remember to always keep your roof safe and healthy and that annual inspections are a necessary responsibility for a home owner. Feel free to contact us if you are in need of a roofing inspection. We offer free estimates and are always happy to help our customers have the best roofing experience possible.