Roof Maintenance in 3 Easy Steps

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Proactive Roof Maintenance

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Proactive roof maintenance planning is an easy way to prevent a lot of headaches, stress and unnecessary roof repairs. Start your roof maintenance plan by taking these three easy steps:

Be Aware of Your Roof’s Condition

Why ignore your roof until it starts leaking? Extend its lifespan and avoid costly roof repairs by taking a proactive approach to roof maintenance. Having an experienced roofer perform periodic in-depth checkups is a step in the right direction. You should also keep an eye on the overall condition of the roof, noting any concerning issues that are likely to lead to leaks. Make regular visual scans from the ground to spot issues when they first occur. Use binoculars if needed, and look for curled or broken asphalt or wood shingles, damaged or misaligned slate tiles, leaky or sagging gutters, areas that look darker than the rest of the roof, or deteriorated flashing.

Proactive Roof Maintenance = Keep Your Roof Clean

In warmer weather, debris such as twigs, dead leaves and pine needles accumulates on your roof. This can provide a moist, sheltered environment where moss or lichen can quickly grow and thrive. Both of these organisms can harm your roof and shorten its lifespan. Periodically have your roof professionally cleaned to get rid of the debris before damage occurs.

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During the winter months, it’s equally important to have heavy snow loads removed before they cause structural damage, leaks, or a roof collapse. A thick layer of snow also acts as an insulator and increases the risk of ice dams. Have it removed to help avoid snow melt backups underneath the roofing, which can cause structural decay and water damage to your home’s interior.

Ensure Your Attic has Enough Insulation & Ventilation

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When it’s hot outdoors, the temperature in your attic can soar without sufficient insulation or ventilation! This can cause decking damage and premature aging of your roofing material. With adequate attic insulation & ventilation in place, it’s easier to maintain your roof year round. Another benefit of having ample attic insulation & ventilation can reduce your summertime cooling costs. In the winter, it can keep condensation to a minimum to help avoid ice dams.

For expert residential roof maintenance and repairs in the Treasure Valley area, contact us today. Point Roofing and Restoration is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, and serve Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Garden City, Star, Middleton, Homedale, Marsing, Greenleaf, and the surrounding areas.

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