Sometimes you have a new roof because recently, you purchased a new home. Sometimes you tore off the old roof of your present house and installed a new one. Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve owned property a while, there are some notable best practices in maintenance you want to think about. This is especially true if you’ve “inherited” whatever some other property owner has done to the roof you now own.
We’ll briefly explore a few different things you want to think about if you’ve either re-roofed a house or have just purchased a property with a roof that you don’t have direct experience with. Sometimes previous owners don’t give you the whole story. So, with that in mind, consider the following:
• Roofing Needs Inspection At Intervals; Do This At Minimum Once A Year
• Nothing Lasts Forever, Including Roofs: Moss, Algae, Debris, And Bugs
• Gutters Need to be Cleaned, Issues Need to be Fixed, And Surveillance Is Important
Roofing Needs Inspection At Intervals; Do This At Minimum Once A Year
New homes will need a roof inspection; you might as well do the job as soon as you’ve finished transferring ownership to yourself. Find a good roofing group, and have them come by at least once a year.
Nothing Lasts Forever, Including Roofs: Moss, Algae, Debris, And Bugs
Especially in moist environments, moss and algae become a big problem. These things can grow between tiles, eroding structural integrity and facilitating leaks. Also, bees, wasps, termites, ants, and more may take up residence in your roof, and they can burrow into your home’s infrastructure. Watch for these critters, and clean up either yourself or through professionals as necessary.
Gutters Need to be Cleaned, Issues Need to be Fixed, And Surveillance Is Important
Dirty gutters can get clogged and leave a puddle on your roof. Keeping watch of your roof helps you know when you need professional help.
Roofing Professionals Help You Get The Most Mileage From Your Roof
Through Semper Fi Exteriors, you can assure your roof is up-to-date with inspections, clean it properly, schedule repairs, and more. Watch your roof to make sure issues don’t crop up which need to be addressed, and where you can clean it in the meantime, do so. Contact us at Semper Fi to learn more.