How to Maintain Your Newly Replaced Roof

Roof replacements are a major undertaking, and once yours is complete, you'll want to make sure that it's properly maintained. According to BBC Research, in North America, 90% of the overall roofing market is composed of roof replacements when measured by value or volume. Today's roofing materials are also built to last. Let's take a look at a few ways to maintain your newly replaced roof.

Look for Damage After Major Storms or Weather Events

Loose, missing, or damaged shingles will lead to larger problems if not fixed in a timely manner. If your area experiences a storm with heavy wind or hail, be sure to do a quick inspection of your roof afterward. It's unlikely that all areas of your roof are visible from the ground. If you're unable to do a visual check from your windows, get out the ladder to do a thorough inspection.

Keep Tree Branches Trimmed

Tree branches, especially those that are damaged or hang over your house, should be well-trimmed. Damaged branches can become flying missiles during a storm. They can damage your roof, siding, and windows. Take a close look at your trees and make arrangements to have any troublesome branches trimmed or cut back. This might seem like overkill, but you'll be glad that you put forth the time and effort after the next major storm. Well-trimmed trees are also more attractive and will give your property's curb appeal a boost.

Clean Your Gutters Regularly

Clogged gutters are an ideal environment for standing water. When your system isn't working properly and water collects in the gutters, that standing water can seep under your roofing materials. This is obviously a less-than-ideal situation and one that can turn into a major problem before you know it. If you have a crawl space or attic that's infiltrated by water, the development of mold and mildew will occur shortly thereafter. In order to avoid such a problem, be sure to have your gutters fully cleaned and cleared on a regular basis.

Pearson Family Roofing, Inc is your one-stop shop for quality roof replacements, repairs, and installations. If you notice your roof is in need of repair, don't hesitate to reach out to us to schedule a consultation or to get an estimate. We look forward to working with you!

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