Here at Vanity Roofing, we know how important it is for our customers to ensure that their home is a cozy and perfect place for their everyday life. This includes everything, from a picture-perfect lawn to a beautiful façade. However, we do notice that a lot of homeowners tend to forget that their roof also needs some love. Keep reading as we give you five roofing tips that will help you with navigating everything you need to know about roof maintenance.
#1 Get a thorough roof inspection
When was the last time that you inspected the quality of your roof? Now is the perfect time to hire a good roof inspector that will ensure that your roof is standing strong above your head without any leaks or structural issues.
A trained roof inspector will more likely be able to spot some tiny problems that you might have missed that could turn into big problems down the road. Remember, the cost of hiring a good roof inspector is smaller than the cost of having to remodel your entire roof because of neglect.
#2 Wash your roof
A lot of people do not know that you can and you should actually maintain your roof by washing it. If you maintain your lawn and your pool, don’t forget to look up and check whether there is any moss, lichen, or algae buildup on your roof.
A simple 50% water, 50% bleach can effectively target those pesky buildups and tackle the dark streaks from water flow.
Remember to consult a roof inspector to make sure that your cleaning supply is appropriate for your roofing material.
#3 Check for leaks
A good roof inspector will also check for leaks, but this is also something that you can do on your own. Regardless of how large you are attic is, there are always telltale signs of leaks in your house.
Try to look for water stains in your attic and on your floors. Check whether there is any water damage on the walls and be wary of the bulging patches. If you have a good sense of smell, pay attention to the odors because a musty odour can be a telltale sign of a leaky roof.
#4 Clean the gutters
It is important to clean the roof gutters. If the debris keeps piling up, you might end up with water not being able to properly floor away. Have in mind the weather patterns in your city and do a gutter cleaning minimum of two times per year.
#5 Don’t let the tree lean on your roof
There is truly nothing scarier than homeowners who allow their beautiful trees to fully lean on their roofs. Over time, this can cause damage and introduce all sorts of critters into your attic and home.
Think of storms and strong winds that can move the branches, break the tiles, and damage your roof. An annual inspection of your tree branches and their contact with the roof is recommended.