The roofing system is your home’s main form of defense against the constant wear and tear brought about by Mother Nature. It also happens to be expensive, so it’s only natural that you’d want to get the most out of it.
Fortunately, maximizing a roof’s value only requires proper maintenance. Our roofing specialists share a guide to keep your roof in good shape.
Cleanliness Is Crucial
The least you can do to keep your roof in good shape is to keep it clean. Over time, dead leaves, branches and other types of debris will accumulate on the roof surface. Some will form small barriers that can trap water and increase the risk of moisture damage while others could cause chemical changes that range from discoloration to corrosion. Clean your roof at least once a year to prevent debris buildup from posing a threat to your roof.
Call for Professional Inspection
While some roofing problems can easily be seen by the untrained eye, some issues remain undetected until they’re too costly and complex. To keep these problems from damaging your roof, you’ll need an experienced roofer like us to perform comprehensive inspections at least once a year.
Trim Those Trees
The trees in your yard may look great and provide extra shade during warm days, but they can pose a threat to the roofing system. Overhanging branches can shed leaves that can clog gutters or trap moisture on the roof surface while weaker ones can break off and fall (especially during windy or stormy days). Thankfully, you don’t always have to cut off nearby trees to avoid those roofing problems; simply trimming off overhanging branches should suffice.
Avoid DIY Roof Work
Many homeowners think they’re doing themselves a favor by going up the roof and performing their own inspections and repairs, but DIY roof work can actually cause more harm than good. Inexperienced DIY enthusiasts run the risk of accidentally stepping on and damaging fragile shingles, overlooking problems at inspection and wasting resources on poorly done repairs. If there’s anything that involves going up the roof, it’s much better to leave things to a competent roofing company.
Let us help you take good care of your roof. Goodrich Roofing is the most trusted roofing maintenance company in New Mexico. You can call us at (505) 219-4450 or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.