As a homeowner, you need to prioritize the health of your roof to prevent serious issues that may compromise its structural integrity and lower your home’s curb appeal. Through regular maintenance, you can extend your roof’s service life, so it can continue protecting your home. Read on as Easton Roofing shares helpful tips to keep in mind.
Clean Your Gutters Regularly
Gutters protect your roof from water buildup. If water cannot flow freely inside your gutters, it can lead to a plethora of roofing issues, from leaks to shingle damage. Roof decking rot, for instance, is a costly roofing problem often caused by clogged gutters. For this reason, make sure that your gutters are free of clogs. While you can clean your gutters yourself, it’s best to hire a professional gutter cleaning service to remove any obstructions. Thousands of Americans are seriously injured each year in ladder falls and accidents.
Check for Moss and Mold Growth
Did you know that wind can carry algae, moss and mold spores that can spread from one roof to another? Algae growth on roof surfaces is considered a cosmetic issue, but moss and mold are issues you need to watch out for. Both thrive in moist areas, which is an indication that your roof may have moisture issues. Moss can also lead to curling asphalt shingles, while mold can decay the structure of your roof. To avoid these, contact a roofer who can expertly remove moss and mold from your roof to prevent further damage.
Schedule an Annual Roof Inspection
There are plenty of maintenance tips you can do as a homeowner, but some tasks are best left in the hands of professional roofers. When you schedule an inspection, you can count on the pros to examine your roof carefully, assessing its overall condition and checking for any signs of damage. Should they find an issue, they will perform the necessary repairs or replacement to keep your roof in great shape.
Roofing maintenance probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list, but when you turn to Easton Roofing, we make it easy. We’ll set up a maintenance plan in advance, so your roof is one less thing you have to worry about. Give us a call at (913) 257-5426, or fill out our online contact form.