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10 MOST IMPORTANT DOS AND DON’TS OF YOUR RESIDENTIAL ROOF MAINTENANCE

Updated: Aug 22, 2021


Our Expert Roofers at Expanded Roofing & Restoration always guide the clients with the dos and don'ts to help them keep their roof healthy and last for a longer period of time. Here's the list of 10 Most important Dos and Don'ts you should follow to prolong the life of your roof.


10 MOST IMPORTANT DOS AND DON’TS OF YOUR RESIDENTIAL ROOF MAINTENANCE

DO's


1.Clean your gutters.

This will not only keep your gutter system in great working order, but it will also prolong the life of your roof.


2.Schedule regular roof inspections

Don't try to do it yourself. Some jobs are just better left to professionals who are well-versed in the technicalities of every type of roof. For a professional roof inspection, you can rely on one of our professional roofers to get a better insight about the condition of your roof.


3.Trim large tree branches around your property

They may provide much-needed shade in the summer, but in the winter, they can pose a serious threat by slamming into your roof. Such tree branches can cause serious damage to your roof and might end you up in need or roof repairs.


4.Perform a visual inspection of your roof.

Inspect for missing or loose shingles and any signs of deterioration from a safe distance off the ground. By performing regular visual inspections, you are more likely to detect minor concerns on time and avoid them from becoming a larger problem down the road.


5.Make sure to keep your roof clean of debris, leaves, and tree limbs.

This not only improves the appearance of your roof, but it also provides a longer lifespan for your roofing system.


DON'TS

1.Forget to remove moss. While moss may appear to be relatively harmless to some homeowners, the moisture it absorbs can cause major damage to your roofing system. 2.Leave your attic unattended. Your attic is an excellent indicator of the condition of your roof. If you can see daylight through the boards or if there are clearly apparent water stains, which means it's time to contact Expanded Roofing & Restoration 3.Neglect to check your roof after a storm or any type of severe weather. The primary function of your roof is to protect you from storms. So, after a storm, don't forget to examine if it's still totally functional or if it needs to be repaired. Expanded Roofing & Restoration provides the best storm damage repair services in Garland, Rockwall and surroundings. 4.Forget to check your roof’s ventilation. It is important that your roof be properly ventilated and has proper circulation of air. As a result, it can successfully prevent the formation of ice dams and the accumulation of superfluous moisture. Such moisture build up can cause mold infestation which can lead to a complete roof replacement in the long run. 5.Put off roof maintenance until you notice a problem. It may be too late by the time it catches your sight. The longer you wait, the more deadly it becomes. Your roof is the first line of defense against the weather, and as such, it should be addressed.

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