Your home’s roof is arguably the most important aspect of the entire building. A strong, durable roof can provide excellent safety and security from both intruders and extreme weather conditions. If left unmaintained for too long, however, your roof may allow in all manner of water, bugs, and contaminants. Preventative maintenance is vital to ensuring your own safety and health.
First and foremost, as a part of your home’s annual roof maintenance, a professional inspection should be performed. Roofing professionals recommend that your roof is inspected once per year. This should be enough to notice any cracks, leaks, or significant problems that have arisen over the past few months.
Of course, not everyone can perform a proper inspection. You, as a homeowner, could quickly climb to the roof with a ladder, but still miss noticeable signs of decay or damage. Someone who has been working in the industry for an extended time – a professional – should be called upon to handle all inspections.
Functioning Gutter Systems
When it comes to roof maintenance, many homeowners simply focus on their shingles. This is wrong, though. You’ll want to concentrate your attention on the gutter system, too. An even split, so to say. A clogged gutter can easily lead to pooling water and decay. When leaves and other debris begins to build up, the water has nowhere to escape. It will instead move through your roof, forming extensive leaks that are difficult to locate.
Your gutter system should be thoroughly cleaned at least twice per year to work efficiently. Some homeowners opt for further cleaning – four or more times per year. The choice is yours, though.
If you require roof maintenance, contact Paradigm Roofing by calling (972) 542-7774. We’re happy to help you save money and live comfortably with a well-maintained roofing system overhead.