Every component that keeps your home standing is important, but the difference between a stable roof and an unreliable roof can mean either saving a lot of time and money or spending it all on major repairs. After all, a roof is what keeps us safe from bad weather and helps to regulate the temperature inside our home, so ensuring that it is always in proper condition is crucial.
To make sure your roof continues to do its job, follow the 4 tips below on preventing damage from bad weather and general wear and tear.
1. Watch For Sick or Unstable Trees Around Your Home
Trees are vitally important, not only for environmental reasons, but for giving us comfort, shade, and privacy in our backyards. However, if a tree close to your home is starting to appear sick or unstable, a strong wind can knock it into your house and cause significant damage to your roof, shingles, and siding. Calling a local tree specialist is always wise in this situation, because they can recommend ways to either save the tree and trim it back or assist you in removing it and planting a new one that is a safer distance from your house.
2. Have Your Roof Inspected
You can always perform a visual inspection of your roof on your own, but to truly ensure that it is in good health, call a roofing contractor to conduct a formal inspection. If there are any cracks or damages to the shingles or roof, our contractors will guide you through the process for repairing or replacing the areas in need. The roofing projects performed by Kingsford are covered by a 25-year labor warranty for standard products, as well as a lifetime warranty for labor and materials on luxury products, so you can feel confident that the roof we install will always be in great condition.
3. Keep Your Gutters Clean
Gutters perform an extremely utilitarian function, which is to remove excess water from your roof during storms. If your gutters are clogged with leaves or other debris, the water can’t escape and will instead pool in areas of the roof. Over time, this can lead to significant water damage which can weaken the roof and start affecting the interior of your home. Kingsford offers a variety of gutter services such as cleaning, installation, repair, and replacement, making us the go-to gutter service in the areas of Raleigh, Cary, Durham, and beyond.
4. Secure Items Attached To Your Roof
If you have any items like a satellite dish mounted to your roof, it’s important to make sure that they are securely attached, particularly before a storm. Severe wind conditions can end up ripping satellites, AC units, or other items off, leaving you with a hole in your roof and damage to both the exterior and interior of your home. Before bouts of bad weather, check these items and remove them if you cannot secure them properly.
If you have other questions or concerns about scheduling a roof inspection or preparing your roof for inclement weather conditions, call the Kingsford team today at (919) 688-5006 or fill out the form on our contact page.