Your home’s roof is one of its most important components, protecting your home from the elements, enhancing your property’s curb appeal, and helping you manage your heating and cooling costs. Here are a few things you can do to take care of your roof and extend its lifespan.
Clean Your Gutters
When your gutters are clogged with leaves and debris, this means that water is unable to flow through your gutters, away from your home. Gutter backup leads to moisture that causes the wooden portions of your roof to rot and deteriorate.
Experienced contractors can quickly clean your gutters to make sure they’re free of blockages, or you may complete the task yourself using a water hose and gutter cleaning tool.
Keep Your Roof Clear of Snow
While snow makes for a majestic winter scene, it has no place on your roof. Leaving snow accumulation on your roof puts undue stress on your home and increases your chances of roof damage or even a roof collapse.
You can use a snow rake to scrape snow off your roof. Remove the snow when it’s fresh; fresh snow is much easier to remove than old snow that’s had a chance to thaw and refreeze.
Examine Your Roof for Missing or Cracked Shingles
Storms and high winds can damage your shingles or tear them off your roof. You can inspect your roof yourself to look for signs of damage, or if you have areas that aren’t readily visible from the ground, hire a roofing contractor to conduct an inspection.
Replacing missing or cracked shingles will prevent moisture from damaging your roof and home and allow you to lengthen the time until you need to replace your roof.
Get Help from an Experienced Roofing Company
Bear Creek Roofing Services is ready to handle all your roofing needs, including re-roofing services, repairs, and shingle removal. Contact us at 801-668-6379 to request a quote.