First important step is to maintain your gutter properly. “Being misinformed about your home policy can be an extremely expensive mistake — especially when a few inches of water in a 1,000 square-foot home can easily cost over $10,000 in repairs,” said Laura Adams, senior insurance analyst at insuranceQuotes. Double-checking your policy may not seem like an obvious roof maintenance tip, but it can definitely help you know what to prepare for in the future.
Lets talk about Replacing your roof in Colorado Springs. Trees and branches are serious culprits for roof damage. Branches leaning on the roof will scratch and gouge roofing materials when they are blown by the wind; falling branches from overhanging trees can damage, or even puncture shingles and other roofing materials; and falling leaves can clog gutter systems causing water to backup into the attic or living spaces, or to run down behind the fascia. Take the time to trim your trees to prevent damage to your roof.
Use a trowel to dig out leaves and organic matter from the gutters. This will help ensure water can drain cleanly through to the downspouts. Homeowners may consider installing eavestrough protectors, which are metal meshed grates that prevent buildup of debris and make cleanup easier. Ensure the down spouts are clear and flowing well so that water can drain properly from the roof and away from the home (and not leak or drip down the sides of the house). A homeowner can do this by taking notes of any leaks or drips that occur during or right after a rain storm and reporting those to his contractor during inspection time.
Something you can certainly do yourself is to grab a ladder and head up to check to see if there are any signs of shingle damage to your roof. Shingles can see everyday wear and tear, or you might not be aware of something striking your roof if you weren’t at home to hear it, so it’s best to periodically check the condition of them just to be sure. If the shingles are curled, buckled, or simply missing, you’ll want to address the issue right away to prevent any damage from occurring. The attic is a great indication if your roof is holding its own or if it’s time to think about replacing it. If you can see daylight peeking through the boards, if there are water stains that are evident, or noticeably weak shingles, then these issues should be fixed immediately. The attic will also let you know how well your roof is performing after a big storm has hit.
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Another good tip that your roof needs maintenance is finding water stains inside your house. You should be checking your ceilings and attic just as regularly as your roof itself for water damage to head off any serious issues. If you notice any of these signs, your next step is to locate the leak and call in a professional to patch up the hole in your roof. Though if you’re comfortable working on your home yourself, there are a couple of DIY repairs in the post below you may consider.