Roof repairs are a part of home ownership. Over time, your roof can become damaged from the weather. Storms, ice and even intense heat can lead to weaking of some areas of your roof.
An experienced roofing contractor, however, can make these necessary repairs and restore the integrity of your roof. Most contractors recommend that you follow a few simple maintenance tricks twice a year to help prevent or reduce the need for roof repairs.
These simple tricks can help you reduce the need to make repairs to your roof.
Trim Branches. You do not want to have any type of branches touching your home. This is for multiple reasons. Branches that grow next to the roof can actually cause damage as they grow. Branches that can move across the shingles or hit the gutter system can also move violently during storms cause the branches to dislodge shingles. Moving branches can also damage gutters. Branches that are too close to a home can also be the “perfect staircase” for rodents. Squirrels and other rodents can damage your roof.
Clean Your Roof. At least twice a year take the time to clean your roof. Removing debris build up on your roof can extend the life of your shingles. Debris can encourage blue algae growth on your roof and attract insects.
Clean Your Gutters. Make sure that your gutter systems are clean of debris so that water and ice can move freely off of your roof at all times.
Perform Roof Inspection. If you are not sure what to look for on your roof, you are encouraged to hire a contractor to complete a roof inspection at least once a year. The inspector can check all of your vents and flashings to make sure there are no cracks in the seals and check for issues in the roof itself. If any problems are found, repairs can be made immediately to prevent further damage.
It is most likely in your best interest to have your roof completely inspected before making your final decision to have it repaired or replaced. An experienced contractor can give you the right information about your roof to make an informed decision about this matter.
You may be able to just repair the area of your roof that is causing problems and protect the integrity of the roofing system. If so, have an experienced roofing contractor make the repairs to ensure that the repairs meet building standards. If you need a roof replacement, your contractor can make recommendations on what type of roof would best suit your needs.
Certified Roofing and Gutters is one of the oldest, most trusted roof, gutter, tree, and construction expert in the greater Atlanta area (visit our sister company at certifiedtreeremovalservices.com). As a roofing specialist, we have been doing this work for a long time now because we:
So, if you have any of these issues – an older or damaged roof that needs to be replaced, storm damage, hail damage, or fallen tree damage, a roof leak, gutters that are not working properly, old or damaged windows, or have water damage due to any of these issues – then you need to reach out to us..
Whether your project is residential or commercial, we have roof and gutter construction options for you.
We will save you a lot of money because we will work with you and your insurance company to make sure we are doing what is best for you and your home. We also provide very affordable pricing for any job, even when it is an emergency situation. Many times, a repair makes sense and can save you a LOT of money. If you do not think you you are getting honest advice about what is best for you and your structure, give us a call, maybe we can save you that time and expense.
So give us a call or shoot us an email. We will work with your schedule to meet with you after hours or on weekends. It might be time for you to get a free, no obligation roof inspection by one of our certified roofing specialists.