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What New Home Owners Should Know About Their Roofs

January 12, 2019

 

Whether it’s cleaning your gutters daily, fixing the little items that you break at home through wear and tear or completely replacing your siding or roof, being a homeowner requires hard work. To keep your roof maintained, there are several key things that you should remember.

 

Keep Loose Debris Off Your Roof

Ensure that you remove any leaves, branches or other debris that builds up on your roof during the winter months. It will be more in quantity especially after stormy days. Wait until the roof has dried off a bit before you climb a ladder to the roof as roof material can be extremely slippery. While you’re cleaning, make sure you also clear debris from the gutters and downspout areas.

 

Conduct Regular Inspection of The Roof

Check the outside of your roof regularly for loose or missing shingles, exposed nails or any other spots that look like they need attention. A lot of peeled or curled or cracked shingles or missing granules are indicators that the roof is at the end of its life. Also, make sure that you check the attic or other interior ceiling portions.  At times, water may be leaking from the roof to the inside of your home. It can cause mold buildup and over time, could be very expensive to fix.

 

Remove Algae And Moss 

If there is moss building on the roof, be sure you find a good moss cleaner. Follow the instructions to let the solution do its work. Then sweep the moss away with a wide brush or broom. Avoid using bristled brushes or power washers. It can cause the UV-protecting granules on the roof to wear away prematurely.

 

Choose A Reputable Roofer

A roof is a big investment for a homeowner. Make sure you choose a professional roofing contractor to safeguard your home for years to come. An experienced and licensed company will install your roof properly.

 

Taking care of your roof is an extremely important part of home maintenance and if you don’t keep up with it, this could be a very costly and time-consuming mistake.

 

K Single Corp has been providing quality roofs for homes and businesses for years. Contact us today for roof repair, roof replacement and to learn more about roofing options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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