A new roof is one of the best investments that you can make with your home. One that is installed properly with high-quality materials could end up costing a lot of money, but saving you even more over the course of the roof’s life. It’s important to keep your home’s first line of defense in good working order because of the numerous benefits it allows you. Read the tips below to learn how you can maintain your roof more effectively and help it “live” longer.
Gutters get heavy when they become full of leaves and other debris, and when they get heavy, they can lead to roof leaks. Standing water in your gutters can lead to facia and the shingles near the edge of your roof to become damaged.
Cleaning your gutters can be a dangerous job, though, as you’ll need to climb up on a ladder. So contact a professional to clean your gutters if you aren’t able to clear them out yourself.
Trim Surrounding Branches
Trees are fantastic to have in your backyard; they provide shade, oxygen, and natural beauty to your home. When storms happen, trees can be a danger to your home, though. They can be struck by lightening of fall from the wind. Leaves and other debris from trees can also get clogged in your gutters, so don’t forget the first tip of keeping your gutters clean.
Ventilate Your Attic
Ventilation allows warm, wet air to escape from your roof and also lets fresh air into your attic. Moisture in your attic will cause mold that damages your home and makes it unsafe. Heating and cooling bills will be reduced because of your home’s improved energy-efficiency.
If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, it can lead to the formation of ice dams and further damage to your exterior. Add some ventilation to your roof with soffit vents near the edge of your roof and vents near the apex of the roof as well. There are many roof ventilation options, so contact a trusted professional to get expert advice on where you should utilize roof vents.
Some roofing materials can absorb heat, and if you don’t have quality insulation in your attic, it can get extremely warm. Making sure that if you do have vents of your roof, they aren’t blocked by leaves or other debris that can prevent them from working.
Get a Professional Inspection
Professionals can spot problems with your roofing better than you can; they’ve seen all kinds of roofing issues and know how to fix them. An expert can help you extend the life of your roof by spotting and preventing common problems.
Contact Us Today
If you’re interested in replacing your home’s roof, our team at Nations Choice Windows is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (703) 215-3228 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window replacement needs!