Maintaining Your New Roof

You bought your dream home and renovated it to suit you. The last step was putting on a new roof. Your house is complete, gorgeous, and everything you always wanted. Now, to keep your house beautiful, especially your new roof, there is minor upkeep and maintenance that you will have to perform. This article is going to go over small things to ensure your roof lasts for years.

Seasonal Loose Debris Removal.
When spring comes, make sure to remove any branches or loose debris that have accumulated on your roof over the winter months. It is always important to perform this task with another person. Also, make sure it is sunny and dry out when you do this; it will reduce the risk of falls.

General inspections.
Check both the interior and exterior of your roof for water stains. Look for loose or missing shingles, and look for worn spots with cracks, peeling shingles, or curling on the edges. 

Check for mold.
If you spot mold growing on your roof, buy a mold remover and spray it lightly on the affected area. Give it a few hours to a day to work, then brush the mold away with a soft-bristled broom.

Gutters.
You should clean your gutters at least once, if not twice a year. This will make sure they are clog free, and water isn’t standing stagnant. The standing water will rot the edges of your roof if it is left there. Check for missing caulk or cracks and repair as necessary to ensure your roof stays stable.

Chimneys and vents.
If your house has a chimney or vents, clean them regularly to avoid any problems with buildup. Check for cracks or holes and seal them with a masonry water repellant solution.

Roof maintenance and small repairs may seem like a hassle initially, but small problems can become large, costly problems if they’re not caught and treated quickly. This routine inspection and maintenance is a must to keep your roof looking like new for years to come.

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