Your roofing system is your home’s primary defense against harsh weather, so it’s important to keep it in good condition. As an experienced roofing contractor, M and A Exterior Home Improvement recommends scheduling regular roof inspections and maintenance. This will prevent small problems from turning into big issues and will extend the life span of your roof. Here are a few more roof maintenance tips:
Trim Your Trees
Tree limbs can damage your roof if they are too close. For example, during a storm, tree limbs can get broken off and hit your roof. The leaves and branches of nearby trees can also scrape off the protective granules of your asphalt shingles if you don’t trim the tree limbs. Remember that tree limbs are flexible and they can swing several feet. Keep them as far away from your roof as possible.
Inspect Your Roof’s Flashings, Joints, and Seals
As a residential roofing expert, we recommend inspecting the flashings, seals and joints of your roof as often as you can. These are the most frequent spots for leaks. After bad weather, use a pair of binoculars and perform a simple visual inspection of your roof. Look for loose flashings, cracked vent boots and cracks and gaps in your roofing system. Call us to fix these problems as soon as you can to prevent roof leaks.
Keep Your Attic Ventilated and Insulated
Proper attic ventilation and insulation can protect your roof from damage and lower your home’s energy costs. For example, attic insulation can prevent the snow on your roof from melting and refreezing into ice dams near your roof’s edge. Proper ventilation, on the other hand, ensures constant air flow through your roof and prevents damage from heat build up.
You can rely on M and A Exterior Home Improvement for all of your roof repair and roof replacement needs. Our commitment to excellence and our customer-focused approach sets us apart from other home improvement companies. We are dedicated to customers and we do not rest until they are completely satisfied with the results of their home improvement project. Call us at (757) 942-2700 to learn more about our services and products. We serve Williamsburg, VA, and nearby areas.