New Year, New You, New Roof Maintenance Goals!
It is 2023, and the time is now to get a jump start on your roof care. Don’t wait until a problem arises, instead provide regular maintenance to your roof. In 2023 we are being diligent homeowners. Read on for some roof maintenance tips to kick off 2023 with:
Get An Inspection
Each season presents its own set of challenges for your roof. During the summer with the hot sun beating down can do a lot of damage to an aging roof. During the other months, things like high winds and storms can take a toll. An inspection is the only way to know how things are doing on top of your roof. If you just assume that things are okay unless you see otherwise, you might be missing a problem that will become a major issue.
Your gutters are responsible for guiding water around away from your home. They are meant to preserve the integrity of your foundation from things like soil erosion. It is very important to make sure that they are working properly. If you allow dirt and debris to build up, they can lead to rot in the soffit and fascia boards, which can be really expensive to replace or repair.
Re-Caulk Around Flashing
The flashing is the material that prevents your vent pipes and chimney from leaking water into the interior of your home where it can cause damage. It is important to check for signs that the flashing might not be performing as well as it should. If the caulking is no longer enough to stop water damage from your roof and attic, then it needs to be re-caulked.
Branches, leaves, and other debris can get stuck on your roof and begin to rot and cause issues. Roof washing is an excellent way to stop the damage caused by things like mold, mildew, and algae growth, as well as branches and other debris. Another important thing to do is to check for any low-lying branches near your roof. If they break off, they can cause extensive damage to your roof. Be cognizant of things that are close to the surface of your roof and eliminate anything that can pose a hazard of falling.