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    Four Tips for Roof Maintenance in 2022

    Four Tips for Roof Maintenance in 2022

    As we roll into 2022, many of us will resolve to do things better next year than we did this one. If home maintenance is on your list of things to tackle, the best place to start is with your roof. A roof is a significant investment, which is why you want to do all that you can to extend its lifespan. Although roofs do not require a ton of maintenance, there are some easy things you can do to help your roof make it through the year ahead intact.

    An Inspection is a MUST!

    Each season presents its own set of challenges for your roof. During the summer, the hot sun beating down, along with the hot and humid conditions of the South, can do a lot of damage to an aging roof. During the other months, things like high winds and storms can take a toll. An inspection is the only way to know how things are doing on top of your roof. If you just assume that things are okay unless you see otherwise, you might be missing a problem that will become a major issue.

    Clean Gutters

    Your gutters are responsible for guiding water around away from your home. They are meant to preserve the integrity of your foundation from things like soil erosion. It is very important to make sure that they are working properly. If you allow dirt and debris to build up, they can lead to rot in the soffit and fascia boards, which can be really expensive to replace or repair.

    Re-Caulk Around Flashing

    The flashing is the material that prevents your vent pipes and chimney from leaking water into the interior of your home where it can cause damage. It is important to check for signs that the flashing might not be performing as well as it should. If the caulking is no longer enough to stop water damage from your roof and attic, then it needs to be re-caulked.

    Roof Cleaning

    Branches, leaves, and other debris can get stuck on your roof and begin to rot and cause issues. Roof washing is an excellent way to stop the damage caused by things like mold, mildew, and algae growth, as well as branches and other debris. Another important thing to do is to check for any low-lying branches near your roof. If they break off, they can cause extensive damage to your roof. Be cognizant of things that are close to the surface of your roof and eliminate anything that can pose a hazard of falling.

    As we head into 2022, many will resolve to take better care of things in the new year than they did the previous one. Roof maintenance is critical to extending the lifespan of your roof. If it has been a while since you have had your roof examined, now is an excellent time to hire a roofing company to inspect how well your roof is holding up for the year ahead. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.