The New Year is the season of new beginnings and resolutions for many people, making it a great opportunity to assess the state of your roof and do a maintenance check.
Here’s what to focus on:
Start By Inspecting
First, simply take a good look at your rough, assessing any damage done over the past year, especially any recent weather.
Take note of things like:
- Missing or broken shingles
- Debris or build-up
- Clogged gutters
- Broken flashing
It’s also a good idea to take a look at your roof from the inside, too. Inspect your attic for any leaks, damage, holes, etc.
The goal of self-inspection is to be aware of any weak spots and take care of small damage quickly before it has a chance to grow into a bigger problem.
Clean it Up
Keeping things clean is one of the biggest factors that go into the longevity of your roof and your home. Here are a few steps you can follow:
- Make sure that snow and ice are cleared off of your roof
- Clear any debris such as leaves and branches from both your roof and your gutters
- Trim any trees or branches that lean over the roof
Ensuring that your roof and gutters are clean and clear of debris will help minimize any damage.
Be aware of any upcoming weather and make sure your roof is properly prepared, especially for hail, snow, and ice during the colder months.
After any big storm or weather event, it’s a good idea to get your roof inspected by professionals so you can have peace of mind throughout the year!