When you own a home, you have a lot of responsibilities, but one of the most important responsibilities is to take care of your roof.
Your roof protects your home from weather and the elements, so it's important to keep it in good condition and ensure you’re regularly assessing it.
Here are four important roof care calls to action that every homeowner should incorporate into their roof care maintenance routine:
1. Visually check and examine.
Visual inspections should be done twice a year, preferably in the spring and fall. Look for signs of wear on the shingles as well as missing, damaged, and loose parts.
If you see any flaws, contact a roofing expert in the area immediately. The Fine Craftsmen team is proud to dependably serve all of Maryland from our Chevy Chase headquarters.
2. Maintain your gutters and downspouts.
Check to verify that your gutters and down spouts are clear of debris, such as leaves and branches. If your gutters are blocked, water can build up and damage your roof and foundation.
Not to mention, buildup of material and water in your gutters may lead to mold, mildew, rancid smells, and a poor appearance of your home. In order to compete in the very competitive Bethesda-Chevy Chase real estate market, you should maintain every aspect of your home and keep it looking pristine.
3. Trimming overhanging branches.
During storms, overhanging branches can cause damage to your roof. Trim them regularly to reduce the risk of damage.
Before you purchase your new roof, consult your roofing company of choice to identify branches that place your roof at risk of damage. Once identified, you should contact a tree cutter to remove the high risk branches.
4. Inspect for leaks.
Inspect your attic after heavy rain or storms to check for leaks. Look for water spots, damp insulation, and signs of mold.
Leaks will not only damage your home, but the mold that tends to come with small leaks overtime can be harmful to your family members, especially those with asthma. If you notice a leak, large or small, it’s strongly advised that you reach out to a professional roofer immediately.
By following these roof care tips, you can extend the life of your roof, avoid expensive repairs, and protect your home.
When you hire the Fine Craftsmen team to construct a roof, we pay attention to the small details that you may not necessarily be able to see. As a result, our team has become the trusted roofer of choice for homeowners in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area.
Are you looking to get your roof replaced?
Our highly experienced team is glad to help.