Roof Repair Brookhaven
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.
Protecting Your Roof
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.