Understanding that your roof is the separation between you and the elements of weather should motivate you to ensure it stays in good condition. That in itself opens a whole discussion on roof maintenance, which is often neglected until a problem arises, like a leaking roof or insects getting access to your home.

While prevention is always better than cure, it is critical that you know what to do and how to do it. A little cleaning here and a little checking there will do you a lot of good in the end. The following post describes some of the priority areas you need to look into as you plan to ensure your roof is in good condition:

3 Things You Should Know About Basic Roof Maintenance (And When To Call For Help)

There are three necessities in life; food, clothing, and, of course, shelter. The latter of these three things is the subject du jour here and now because it’s a pretty important component of your home, wouldn’t you agree? After all, roofs take the brunt of weather both bad and good, effectively catching rain, wind, sleet, snow, and ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Why then, do we neglect our home’s hats so blatantly and often? Typically, it takes a full blown leak or collapse before we decide to look up. Thankfully, you can avoid any unwanted skylights by following a few basic maintenance techniques and knowing when to take a step back and call the professionals in. Read more at Porch.com…

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As the post above describes, you need to pay attention to your gutters and check for leaks in your roof. These are critical for your home’s wellbeing especially as winter draws near. Your gutters help in channeling water away from your roof to your home’s drainage system.

The following post gives a comprehensive look at how to care for your gutters and ensure they are in proper working condition:

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Gutter Maintenance

Not everyone is an expert on gutters. You may not know that some of the things you’re doing fall into the “Don’ts” category of gutter protection. That’s okay! We have gathered key insights on what to do (and what not to do) to keep your gutters in great shape.

Gutter Don’ts

First, let’s consider the dangers of poorly maintained gutters.

Skip the Gutters

Hopefully, your house has gutters installed. If not, then stop reading this article right now, because that’s a serious “Do!”  Read more at Ned Stevens…

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If you follow the advice in the post above, you will be on your way to enjoying a peaceful winter without ice dams forming on your gutters. You also prevent your gutters from falling from the roof because of the weight they have to bear from the accumulated ice.

The next concern that comes with the wet season and winter is the possibility of leaks in the house. Not only are they annoying, they can also bring bigger problems like humidity in the home, which can be a health hazard for you and your loved ones.

It is important to know how to identify leaks in the home and how to deal with them beforehand. The following post describes this in detail:

How to Find a Leak in an Asphalt Shingle Roof

Roof leaks follow the path of least resistance, which makes them difficult to find when you don’t know where to look. The structure of an asphalt shingle roof makes it even more difficult because of the variable paths rainwater can follow. Add to that the slope of a roof and the leak might start at one location and show up at another. A careful inspection of the exterior roof along with an interior inspection inside the attic will help you discover the location of the leak. Read more at SF Gate…

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If you need professional assistance in roof care and maintenance or leak identification and roof repair in Mt. Vernon, do not hesitate – call us today!

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