Friday, July 5, 2013

Taking Care Of Your Roof


The roof of your home needs to be kept in good condition to keep your family inside safe. It will protect from the outside elements while keeping your family comfortable inside. As the owner of a home, it is your responsibility to keep your Denver roof in good condition by taking certain precautions and by checking on the condition of your roof regularly. 



Precautions to Take

There are some things that can damage your roof, so consider these things as you take care of it. First, you will need to keep the trees in your yard back away from the roof. During high winds, branches can swing over the roof and make large gashes in it. Keep the branches at least five or ten feet back away from the roof. If you live in a consistently stormy area, you may even want to remove trees that are too close. You also want to be sure that trees are not casting shade over your roof. The shade can allow for fungus to grow on the roof, which will weaken the material over time. Next, you need to give your roof proper drainage. It should be tilted so that water or snow can run down the roof, and gutters should lead the precipitation to safely leave your roof. Without proper drainage, your roof may get moldy or may collapse under the weight of too much water or snow. If your roof is flat, you will need to go up there regularly and dispose of the precipitation yourself. 


Check Your Roof

Every month, walk around your house and look up at your Denver roof to see if there is any big damage. You should be able to see missing shingles and gashes from the ground. At least twice a year, go up onto your roof and walk around up there to get a closer look. Look closely at your roofing material to see if there is any discoloration or weak spots. If you see anything wrong, call a roofer immediately to get the help that you need. Depending on the extent of your damage, you will either need roof repair or a completely new roof altogether.

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for all of this very important information!
    Our oldest son just bought his first home and I am passing this on to him...
    Cindi

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  2. I always cut branches off the magnolia tree away from the roof every summer. I know that our roof is old and needs to be re-shingled. We just don't have the money to do it. Hopefully one day! Thanks for the tips.

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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