How to Protect Your Roof

Your roof is one of your most valuable assets when it comes to your home, literally keeping you, your family, and your belongings with a roof over your head. Yet the roof is also subjected to the worst conditions when it comes to the weather and other outside forces. So, it’s important to put some thought into how you can protect your roof from the elements to keep it in tip-top shape.

Inspect your roof regularly

It’s important that you don’t ignore your roof, especially if there’s been bad weather or if it’s fall with lots of leaves and debris potentially landing on your roof. You can do quick visual inspections yourself from time to time, either simply by looking up at your roof or by getting up on a ladder. Professional roof inspections are also recommended on a regular basis, such as once a year.

Repair or replace loose shingles

If you notice any loose or missing shingles during your inspection, then make sure to have these repaired or replaced in a timely manner. Loose shingles can fly off during strong winds, while missing shingles can lead to leaks during rain.

Remove moss and algae

When inspecting your roof, if you notice a build-up of moss or algae on the roof tiles or shingles, then you should remove this before it spreads further and starts to cause damage to your roof. You can call a professional to clean your roof or do it yourself.

Clean your gutters

Also check your gutters regularly and clear out any leaves and other debris that has built up inside them. This helps to prevent them from becoming blocked or damaged, either of which could put a strain on your roof or result in water spilling over onto your roof, especially during heavy rain.

Cut overhanging branches

If there are tall trees on your property with branches hanging over your roof, then having these branches trimmed or cut off can help to protect your roof from falling debris during the fall or in storms or high winds, as well as from wildlife.

Insulate your attic

A properly insulated attic can help to prevent ice from building up on your roof during snowstorms and cold weather. Checking your attic ceiling regularly can also help to prevent or detect leaks coming from your roof.

If you require maintenance or repair for your roof, or even a new or upgraded roof, then contact Artisan Roofing Company for our services around Greensboro, Winston Salem, Clemmons, Kernersville, and Lewisville, NC.

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