The typical homeowner has a portfolio of checkup guidelines for different parts of the home. Appliances such as the refrigerator and air conditioning units are just two of the items that require proper maintenance to extend their life and ability to work properly. Warranties on carpeting and roofing also require certain standards of upkeep.
Prevent a Leaky Roof. If you notice water dripping onto your floor during a rainstorm, it’s pretty obvious that you have a leaky roof. Buckets placed beneath the leaking areas can help protect the floor from water damage, but that won’t stop a water-saturated ceiling from collapsing. Yearly roofing inspections will identify problems like loose or damaged shingles. Roofing repair performed as soon as an issue is discovered can help prevent a leaky roof.
Avoid Water Stains (inside and out). A home’s walls and ceilings can be stained badly by water leaking through the roof. The water mixes with dirt and will create unsightly mineral and water stains inside and out. Repairing and repainting a home’s ceilings, interior and/or exterior walls are significant expenses that can be avoided by prompt, proper roofing repair.
Select the Longer Lasting Cover. Choosing the best roof requires thinking about local weather and the way it affects roofing. Extreme heat, cold and wind reduce the life of asphalt shingles more by more than five years. Other factors to take into consideration include birds. They enjoy the warmth from Spanish tiles so much that they build nests around and under the tiles. Those with bird problems may want to consider a different way to top off the home.
Health Concerns (for the home and the family). A damp or wet attic is subject to wood rot and mildew formation. In addition to causing structural damage to the home, mildew and wood rot affect the quality of the air your family breathes when inside the home. Following roof maintenance guidelines can help prevent these concerns and the need for roofing repair.
Roofing repair can be costly, but you can prevent many problems by quickly repairing or replacing loose shingles. Likewise, chimney and vent flashing should be repaired, replaced or added, as needed. It’s always best to inspect, maintain or repair your roof on a sunny day.