Ah, the year 2015 has come. But it still isn’t too late to do some early-year maintenance, right? In fact, there’s always some time for good old maintenance, which your roofers in Sparta NJ strongly suggest, because it can do wonders in preserving and prolonging the life span of your roof. In this regard, Up and Above Contractors shares with you a couple of roofing maintenance tips that you can follow:
Inspection is a must.
Inspection is the first step to knowing what can go wrong with you roof. Although we don’t encourage it, you can start by going up your roof using a ladder. We can’t stress the following enough: exercise extreme caution. As added precaution, have someone assist you by holding the ladder secure to the ground. Next, carefully look for any kind of damage to your shingles. This may include curling, missing, buckling, or loose granules. If you find any, it’s best to have them replaced as early as possible. You can also look for any formations of mold and mildew as their presence may indicate that there’s rotting.
Further, if you have a metal roof, check for any signs of rusting, which can mean that it may be time for a roof replacement. Check your flashing and your chimney as well. Inspect your attic too. It may be the first part of your home to experience a roofing issue that can significantly impact your home.
However, if you find that you’re not at all satisfied with the inspection you conducted yourself, you can always call on expert roofers in NJ who can do the job for you quickly and accurately, like us at Up and Above Contractors. We will also provide you with an assessment report and a list of recommendations of things that your roof may require.
Cleanliness is next to homeyness.
Cleaning is perhaps one of the most basic forms of roofing maintenance that you can do on your own. You can start by cleaning your gutters and getting rid of all kinds of debris and sediments that may cause clogging. With extreme caution, you can also sweep dirt off the roof. Further, your trees may be trimmed of their dead branches, which may easily be blown off and fall your rooftop. This impact may lead to damage.
These two are the most basic and general of the lot of roofing maintenance tips. Still we hope that they will truly be useful in keeping your roof in good condition. Don’t worry, if you do encounter some problems, please don’t hesitate to call us at (973) 531-4225.