The start of a new year is always a great time to assess your goals, plans, and ideals for the months to come. While taking stock and reflecting on resolutions, consider including the health and well-being of your home alongside all the other facets of your life. If you do so, the quality and care of your roof should be at the top of the list!
Your home’s roof is an integral part of the building’s overall structure, and there are several steps you can take to ensure that it stays in good shape. We’ve compiled a list of roof resolutions here for your new year agenda:
Get A Timely Inspection
If you haven’t laid eyes on your roof in a while, having a professional assess its state is a great idea. It can be easy to miss small details that lead to big damages in the future, so call up a trained eye to get up there and let you know how it’s going.
Clear Tree Debris
When you live in an area that has a nice canopy of trees, chances are that limbs, branches, and leaves can, have, and will fall on your roof. To ensure this debris doesn’t affect the water flowing down your roof’s pitch, take regular trips up top to clear everything out of the way.
Keep An Eye Out For Shingle Damage
While cleaning your roof regularly, it’s a good idea to do a quick scan for any missing or broken shingles. If you encounter this problem, confront it immediately to keep your home nicely weather-proofed.
Take The Time To Learn
Every homeowner should have a basic understanding of the components of their house. This allows you to stay in the know about problems to look out for and when you have to call up a professional to handle potential issues.
Clear Your Gutters
Circling back to homes covered by a tree canopy, it is necessary to get leaves and other falling debris out of the gutters on a regular basis. This helps to prevent standing water and even water damage on your roof’s interior. If a gutter is broken, you can quickly repair it to keep your house water-proofed all year.
Last (And Most Common Sensically) But Not Least: Pay Attention To Your Roof
To sum it all up, all you really need to do is keep an awareness around the health of your roof, just like you would about your health, physical fitness, marriage, kids, and everything else. That way, you know how to troubleshoot, solve problems, and even prevent them from happening in the first place.
At Ascent Roofing, we offer regular inspections, maintenance check-ins, damage repair, and even complete roof overhauls. If it’s your New Year’s Resolution to keep your roof in good condition for the entire year, contact us to get an estimate today.