Typically when we think of a resolution, we ponder our health, relationships, and personal growth. Rarely do we consider the maintenance of our property, home, and personal items.
Buy why not? Why shouldn’t we create resolutions to keep our home running efficiently? After all, your home is one of your greatest investments, and it is a refuge area to rest and reset.
Here are 4 tips for keeping your roof in tip-top shape this coming year:
Inspect the Roofing
Do you have shingles that are broken, missing, cracked, or split? These areas must be attended to before they cause more damage. Shingles can easily be replaced with the proper roofing knowledge and skill.
Do you have a metal roof? Check the fasteners. Are they beginning to rust in areas? Do you notice any puncture wounds from falling debris after storms? Are there any crimped or bent panels? Attending to these needs is imperative to eliminate future costly repairs.
If you have any concerns about what you may be looking for when inspecting your roof, or you do not feel safe climbing on your roof, please don’t hesitate to call Port Orchard Roofing. We have the skills, safety procedures, and knowledge to assist you with any inspection of your roofing material. We also have the means to fix any problems or potentially damaged areas before they become worse. We have been serving the Port Orchard area since 2007, and we understand roofing concerns.
Trim Overhanging Branches
The trees in our yard offer shade, increase property curb appeal, prevent soil erosion, save money on energy costs, buffer noise pollution, is a great place for kids to play on, and provide homes for little critters. However, even with all of these benefits, trees can cause great damage to a roofing system by falling branches and limbs scratching on the roofing materials. Take some time to evaluate any overhanging branches or limbs that need to be trimmed and cut back. Use safe procedures when trimming trees. If you have any concerns or are unsure how to trim trees, contact a local professional.
Clean the Gutter System
The average homeowner may not consider the gutters until they are cluttered with excess debris and the water does not flow properly away from the roofing system. Regular cleaning of gutters will help divert excess water away from the roof, eliminating water pooling on the roofing material or the potential of ice dams in the winter. If excess granules are noticed in the gutters, then it may be time to consider replacing the asphalt roofing material. Again, if you have concerns about climbing on ladders and cleaning out the gutters, please contact a local professional to assist you.
Proper insulation in your home can help the HVAC system run more efficiently considering it isn’t overworking by maintaining a comfortable temperature. This will result in monthly energy savings! One way to determine if you need more insulation is to evaluate the ceilings and walls of your attic. Do you notice areas of discoloration? Water spots? Brown or yellow areas? These are all indications of damp and ineffective insulation. Contact Port Orchard Roofing and get a second opinion and solutions to the problem.
We are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your roofing system. We have a team of professionals who have lived and worked in the Port Orchard area for the entirety of their careers, helping your friends and neighbors. Our reviews are outstanding, and we feel you will agree. We offer competitive pricing without slashing the quality of the material or installation.
You are in good hands with Port Orchard Roofing! Call today for a free inspection!