When it comes to roofs, it’s easy to forget that they need maintenance.
While it’s true that a roof is built, designed, and made from quality materials that will last for years to come, there are preventative measures you can take to increase its longevity without complications.
Here are five tips from Stuart & Moffat Roofing on how you can take care of your roof.
Number one: Keep your roof clear of debris
If you have things like gutters or drains, these should be cleaned regularly.
When gutters and drains are left to build up with things like leaves, the passage of water is blocked and the water gets trapped on the roof.
This can cause many different problems that will cause more costly issues in the long term.
Number two: Remember to inspect
Remember to check the health of your roof every few months. If you can’t get easy access or visibility to your roof, contact Stuart & Moffat to do the inspection for you.
Things to look for include:
- Cracks in the shingles
- Missing shingles
- Holes in the roof
- Water stains on the ceiling of your loft
If you notice any of these issues, book a free survey with Stuart & Moffat Roofing.
Number three: Watch out for the trees
If you have a property where trees loom over it, make sure you trim back the tree branches or the tree itself.
Believe it or not but trees can cause major damage to your roof.
For example, if a tree or even a heavy wet branch falls on your roof, it can cause cracks or holes in the roof, which can cost you a lot of money to repair.
Number four: Maintain your chimney
If you notice cracked or missing mortar on/in your chimney, make sure you replace this as soon as possible.
This is critical since the mortar holds the chimney bricks in place, and if any brick falls out, it could cause damage to your roof.
Number five: Ditch the moss
Simply cleaning shingles and keeping them free of dirt can reduce the risk of algae, moss, fungal, and lichen growth that can compromise your roof’s integrity.
If you notice that some shingles on the roof are worn, damaged or missing, you must act fast to avoid costly repairs.
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Routine roof maintenance is important so make sure you know how to take care of it.
To make sure your roof is in good shape, it’s also recommended that a professional inspects your roof annually.
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