There is are many things that homeowners must do to keep their house in good condition. One of the most important is taking care of the roof. We’ve put together three quick ways you can make sure your home’s roof remains in good condition.
- Clean Your Gutters
The gutters on your home are designed to collect water and keep it away from the foundation. If they become clogged, they can cause water to build up in unwanted areas such as the crawl space or basement.
In addition, uncleaned gutters can be a nightmare for your roof. If your home’s gutters become to full the weight can create stress and damage to the roof and fascia which could eventually lead to a collapsed roof.
- Repair Existing Leaks
When you spot a leak, it is time for a repair immediately. Even the smallest of leaks can cause major damage to a roof in just a short period of time. They can lead to problems including mold, damaged ceilings and insulation, as well as rotted framing.
- Inspect Attic and Roof
While the exterior inspection of the roof is critical, the attic can provide evidence of current or past water entry that may not be evident elsewhere. By regularly inspecting both your attic and roof you can help to prevent future damage. If you notice a wet insulation or mold, you can quickly fix the leak at the source to stop any further issues.
If you are ever in need of a roof inspection, our team of trained experts at JA Edwards of America is ready to help. Contact us today. For more tips and information on how JA Edwards can help you, be sure to follow us on social media!