Roof maintenance is hard work that can cost a lot and can be costly. There are many types of roofs. Professional roofers can help you fix any problems. There are many other things to consider when repairing a roof.
Companies and businesses that have been doing roof maintenance and repairs for years are more knowledgeable. You might end up causing more problems than fixing the roof if you attempt to fix it yourself. Repairing roofs isn’t as easy as repairing tiles. Sometimes, they may require technical knowledge, such as solar panels or other additions to the roof.
We learned from running our business that some people may have to wait for a team to inspect their roofs. Sometimes the roof might not be in great condition and people can repair it. To help people maintain their roofs, we created a list of simple tips. Because people can understand these issues and decide if they need someone to fix it or if they are able to fix it themselves, we reduced the amount of work roof repairers had to do.
Tip #1 – Do a visual roof inspection from the ground
You can take a step back from the house to see the entire roof. Binoculars are also helpful. Sometimes, you can see damage to your roof from below. Some things to keep an eye out for include: missing/curled/cracked shingles, missing granules on shingles, or damaged flashing. Although not everyone has the ability to take a roof shot, there are angles and times from which people can see the roof. You should get as many views as possible to determine if there are any issues with your roof.
Tip #2 – Do an interior inspection
You might find visible signs of water leaking from your roof. Check your ceilings and attic for any evidence. You should inspect your roof for any signs of water spots, mildew/mold or light coming through holes. Unfortunately, you will only see the leaks when it rains. You would need to inspect for stains and other marks. If the house is painted, these might be difficult to spot.
Tip #3 – Clean your gutters twice per year
This is a crucial step in roof maintenance to ensure a healthy roof for many years. Although it can be messy, it can save you money in the long-term. Water can get trapped in clogged gutters. Water has nowhere to go but the roof wood, which can cause moisture problems and possible leaks. There are also teams of people who can help clean out the gutters. This makes it easier.
Tip #4 – Get a professional roof inspection
Sometimes, you may miss potential problems that only a professional eye can see. A professional will give you an assessment of your roof’s condition and offer suggestions and solutions for your roofing problems. A professional opinion is always a good idea, and it’s usually free. A roof inspector is available for one to two consultations free of charge if you’re working on a large project. You should only work with an expert and not someone who has no experience.
Tip #5 – Get your roof fixed or replaced as soon as you can
Do it if you require a roof replacement or repair. It is better to fix the problem as soon as you can. You will end up paying more for it if you wait. It can also be difficult to climb onto the roof after a rainstorm, as it can be slippery. Even wearing a harness can be difficult, so it might be worth waiting for the sun out. Other challenges include not being able to detect leaks unless it rains or the water gets in. It might be more sensible to have the roof checked periodically so everything is okay.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roof Repair! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.