Your local roofers – tips on looking after your roof
As your roof is one of the most expensive things to replace, you really want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. To do this you need to do some regular roof maintenance, or ask your local roofers to do a check on a regular basis.
Although it will cost some money to keep it maintained, it will definitely save you money in the long run, so it’s important to do. If you don’t, you could be replacing your roof sooner than you expected.
Here are some tips to help it last.
- Keep the roof and the gutters clear of any debris especially if you have trees close to the house. Piled up debris such as branches or leaves, will keep rainwater from flowing off the roof and this can damage your roof and cause leaks.
- If your gutters get blocked then the water can back up and it may cause roof leaks. Getting gutters cleaned is something that should be done on a regular basis. An easy way of doing this is to get a garden hose and put it into the gutter so it will push all of the debris out of gutters and save you money and time. You may find however, if you gutters haven’t been cleaned in a while that just the hose won’t work and you may need to get your local roofers to come in and do the job.
- If you have a tiled or shingled roof it would help to check the tiles on a regular basis. You need to do this because weather and heat over time can cause wear and tear. If there are any broken or cracked tiles, it is better to get this problem fixed early rather than leave it and then it will be more expensive later. If you find a tile that has obvious damage for example a you will need to get a replacement for this or ask your local roofers if it can be mended.
- It also helps to have your roof cleaned. Not just the gutters. Cleaning the roof means it looks best and will also help keep rust and moss away, depending on the type of roof that you have. As cleaning the roof can be quite dangerous it may be helpful to get a quote from your local roofers for having your roof cleaned and to make sure it’s done right.
So to keep your roof clean and healthy all it really needs a check perhaps once a month. Just walk around your home and purposely take a look at it to see if there are any issues. Just doing this on a regular basis will help ensure you have a great looking roof and a roof that lasts longer.
If you need anything done, as your roof is a dangerous place to be, we would recommend calling your local roofers for help. This keeps you safe and healthy.
If you need advice on your roof or you need help with your roof maintenance you can call us – your local roofers today on