As one of the premier roofers in the area, Tusing Builders and Roofing Services suggests regular roof inspections and maintenance to extend the life span of your roofing system. This counters the effects of weather damage to your roof throughout the year. It also boosts your roof’s performance.
Here are a few more things you can do to prolong your roof’s lifespan:
Clean and Clear Your Gutters
Clogged gutters can cause a lot of issues for your home. They can overflow, causing water to seep underneath your shingle materials and harm your roof’s structure. They can also leave stains on your siding and saturate the ground surrounding your foundation. Avoid these issues by scheduling regular gutter cleaning and maintenance.
Prevent Ice Dam Buildup
Ice dams can damage your roof and result in leaks. By removing some or all of the snow on your roof after a heavy snowfall, you can prevent these problems. You can do this with a roof rake as long as you use a telescoping pole and work from the ground. If you can’t, we recommend hiring a roof repair professional to keep your roof in good shape. You don’t want to be on the ladder while it is snowing and risk your safety.
Trim Overhanging Tree Branches
As a roof repair specialist, we highly recommend keeping tree branches away from your roof. Abrasion from tree limbs and leaves can damage your shingles and, in the worst cases, tree branches can fall on your roof and damage your shingles. You need to keep branches at least 10 feet away from your roof. Trimming tree branches is a job that you should leave to a professional, so hire someone you trust.
Count on Tusing Builders and Roofing Services for your roofing needs. Call us today at (866) 262-6115 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Cleveland, Avon and other nearby areas in Ohio