Want to Postpone a Costly Roof Replacement?
As a wise homeowner, it is your responsibility to protect your home possessions and family from the Mother Nature. Your roof is the main barrier that stands between you and the elements. So, it must have a durable and reliable roofing system capable of protecting your property properly. However, just like anything else, it needs upkeep. What can you do to prolong its lifespan and delay a roof replacement project?
One of the most important aspects of the maintenance you can provide to your roof is checking the rooftop for broken or missing shingles. Using a stable ladder, you can go to the top and look for damaged roofing materials, such as shingles, flashing, as well as signs of wear and tear. Search for wet spots along the seams and do not forget to inspect the metal areas for rust.
Do you see any dark streaks, mold, moss, or algae? You should know that the presence of vegetation on your roof is a sign of deterioration. So, you have to be careful and hire a licensed roofer as soon as you notice any indications of damage or dark spots.
Another essential aspect of your DIY maintenance is checking your attic. If you have such an area in your house, it is recommended that you go there every six months to inspect its condition. Look at the ceiling and the walls. Do you see any wet spots, moisture, and mildew? Do you sense the distinctive musty odor? If so, probably, your roofing system has already started to deteriorate and you will have to hire a reputable contractor to perform a thorough inspection.
In addition to this, you can check the ground around your property for fallen broken pieces of your system. It seems it pays if you spend a few minutes executing your own inspection every six months and especially after a storm.
You can depend on Dura Group Roofing Company for top-notch roof replacement, installation, repair projects, and inspections with long-lasting results. We are located in Louisville, KY and waiting for your calls at (502) 324-4141.