Many homeowners ignore their roof as long as there is no visible problem. Unfortunately, when it concerns your roof, an ounce of prevention could be worth thousands of dollars. Even the smallest leak, if ignored, can become a big leak with water damage leading from your roof to the inside of your home. At that point, what might have required a simple repair could require expensive repairs or even a completely new roof. It is important to keep your roof protected so that it, in turn, can protect your home and your family.
Weather – Your Roof’s Biggest Enemy
Your roof’s biggest enemy is weather, such as heavy wind, rain, snow, extremes of heat or cold, nearby growth of trees or vines, and extreme storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Improperly installed roofs can be their own worst enemy in cases where the ventilation and insulation are lacking in the roof system. Have a roof maintenance professional inspect the attic area for proper ventilation and insulation.
What You Can Do for Roof Maintenance
There are things you can do yourself to protect your roof. Thoroughly check your downspouts for blockages or rust. Check gutters and keep them cleaned out or install gutter guards for easier upkeep. Keep the roof free of debris such as leaves or twigs, and encroaching vines (ivy, kudzu.) Prune overhanging tree branches that are close enough to cause friction against your roof. Check metal areas for rust. Check for missing, damaged, or misaligned shingles.
Of course, you can call a reputable roofing company such as BeemerKangaRoof® to handle this taxing work for you, especially if you are unable to or are not comfortable climbing a ladder.
If You Suspect Roof Damage
Sometimes, no matter how diligent a homeowner may be about roof upkeep, your roof may sustain damage from hail, or other objects striking, blowing on, or rubbing against the roof. If you suspect damage, don’t wait to have a qualified roofing professional inspect your roof system.
Once a Year Roof Inspection…a Minimum!
And, at some point, when your roof reaches 20 years old or so, it will need replacing. Diligent upkeep and timely calls for professional service can extend the life of any roof and may save you from having to replace your roof sooner than expected. Bob Silva, of This Old House, has said, “…younger roofs can fail too, so it’s a good idea to inspect a roof at least once a year.”
Get Professional Help to Save Money
Let your roof maintenance professional guide you when deciding on a maintenance plan for your roofing system. Choose a reputable roofing company that uses premium quality materials and will guarantee quality work and service.
If you are in need of a roofing specialist to help maintain, repair, or replace your roof, please call Beemer KangaRoof®, a company that demands excellence in craftsmanship and offers unparalleled service backed by a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.
Beemer Residential Roofing
3208 Old Buncombe Rd.
Greenville, SC 29609