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How to Keep Your Roof in Shape All Year Long

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects against wind, rain, and snow while also preventing heat from escaping in the summertime. While it may seem like an easy thing to take care of, there are a few common mistakes that many people make when caring for their roof. In this blog post, we will go over some tips on how to keep your roof in good shape all year long!

 

Fix loose or cracked chimney flashing

Every year, you should inspect your chimney. Make sure that the flashing is in good shape and secured tightly to prevent any water damage from occurring!

Never neglect this tiny mistake because when it is raining, your little broken chimney can make your house flooded.

Check your roof vents for damage

In the summer months, your attic should be well ventilated to keep the hot air out. However, if there is too much ventilation this can cause moisture build-up which may lead to mold issues. Make sure that all holes and cracks are fixed before they become an issue!

Check for any damaged shingles

It is important to repair cracked or loose shingles as soon as possible. Loose shingles can cause major water damage to your roof and the interior of your house if they are not repaired in a timely manner!

Check around, skylights, dormers, valleys for any ice dams

As a result of too much heat being lost from the inside of your home, condensation forms on the roof's exterior. This causes precipitation which then builds up as it freezes, creating an ice dam at these high points along with icicles under overhanging roofs where wind may have driven snow against them! Make sure you clear away all branches near these areas so an extra build-up doesn't happen for months!

Clean debris off the roof at least once a year to prevent damage

If there are branches or debris sticking to your roof, make sure you check it regularly. If you find anything, make sure to clean it off before a storm hits and damages the shingles!

Fix loose gutters and downspouts

Gutters direct rainwater away from your foundation so that it doesn't damage it. Make sure they're properly secured so no more damage is done due to poor drainage around your home!

Use a rake or broom to remove dirt and other materials

Keeping your roof clean is an important part of its maintenance. You can even use a pressure washer to help get rid of dirt, moss, etc!

Using a rake or broom  to remove any debris that may have been collected over the years can prevent damage to your roof!

Check for leaks in your gutters and downspouts

It's important to check your gutters and downspouts for leaks, as they can damage your roof shingles.

Don't forget to fix any broken or cracked tiles that may be an issue. If one small tile is off, water can get underneath your entire roof which will result in huge problems if not taken care of immediately!

Conclusion

You can make sure your home is safe all winter long while staying on top of regular maintenance by following these simple tips

We hope this blog post was helpful to our readers! Many people don't think about their roofs until something goes wrong, but proper maintenance is key when it comes to keeping them functional throughout all seasons of the year. Make sure you follow our advice on how to take care of your own roof by checking out the link below:

Keeping these tips in mind will help you maintain a roof that lasts for years and years.

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