What Maintenance Does a Roof Need?
Your roof protects your home from damage, helps to maintain home temperature, and adds value to your home. Accordingly, most homeowners would agree that keeping a roof in good shape is a worthy goal.
Keep Your Roof in Tip-Top Shape with Our Roof Maintenance Checklist
So whether your roof is new or old, use our roof maintenance checklist as a guide. You just might be able to keep your roof in tip-top shape much longer than the average roof warranty period.
Inspect Your Roof Twice A Year and After Major Storms
Inspect your roof twice year, typically in the spring and fall, and after major storms. The bi-yearly inspections should be done both on the inside and outside of the roof.
After major storms, inspect the roof for damage from wind, hail or fallen tree branches. Inspections can be done quickly with binoculars, but a thorough examination requires getting back up on the roof.
Prune Overhanging Tree Branches
When doing your inspection, make note of any trees growing too close to the house and roof. Branches hanging over the roof should be trimmed back. Falling leaves or pine needles can end up in valleys of your roof where they can retain moisture and promote the growth of tree seeds or moss. In addition, falling branches can gouge and damage the roof. Trimming branches now can save money later.
Keep Gutters Clean and In Good Repair
One of the easiest roof maintenance tips to follow is to keep your gutters clean. Clogged gutters can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your roof as water can back up under many different types of roofing materials. By keeping your gutters free of debris and in good repair you ensure that they can perform the job they are meant to do, which is keep the rain water away from your roof and those roofing tiles.
Inspect Flashing and Sealants Around Chimneys
Check your chimney for damaged flashing, along with inspecting sealant that has cracked or lost its adhesion. Rain and moisture can always find a way into any gaps, causing water damage to roof decking, trusses and more.
Need Help? Call SWAT Today – (770) 565-7928
While our roof maintenance checklist provides an easy system for analyzing your roof, you may need professional help. Call us today for a home and roof inspection. We’re your pest control and roofing experts in Marietta and metro Atlanta.
Call SWAT Today – (770) 565-7928
SWAT Services – Keeping Your Roof in Good Shape
1990 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068