A roof can be very expensive, at times costing more than a new vehicle. Although it’s easy to forget to properly maintain your rooftop, a damaged roof is impossible to ignore. As a recognized leader in the McKinney, Allen, Frisco and Plano roofing industry, we know a lot about protecting roofs. Here are just a few easy steps you can take to protect your roof and keep it in the best condition possible.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
It’s important to regularly inspect your gutters and keep them clear of debris. If you don’t clean out your gutters, they’ll clean you out – in repair costs, that is. Although it’s a chore nobody looks forward to; you shouldn’t overlook the importance of the gutters. Failing to do so will cause moisture from rain and humidity to infiltrate your roof, which will eventually cause rotting within the structure of the roof itself. When gutters are all clogged up with gunk, they can cause rain to run off your roof improperly and soak into the roof of your home or building. Ultimately, that may lead to trouble with your foundation.
At Kangaroo Contractors, we suggest you schedule a gutter cleaning biannually in the fall and spring to help properly protect your roof.
Visually Inspect Your Roof
Walk around the outside of your house and inspect your roof. This simple step will more likely allow you to catch damage or maintenance issues before they end up costing you a fortune. You don’t have to climb up on your roof to see issues that may need attention – in fact, you usually shouldn’t for safety reasons. With the severe weather we experience that can damage roofs in McKinney and Allen and all of North Texas, it’s especially important to inspect your roof after every storm.
A visual inspection of your roof will tell you a lot, particularly if it happens to be a shingle roof. Loose shingles and flashing are the most common things you would need a McKinney Roofer help for.
Here is what to check for:
- Missing or damaged shingles
- Signs of wear or tear
- Look for dark, discolored spots which may signal mildew
- The condition and placement of the flashing
It’s also important to inspect your roof to identify signs of rodent and pest damage. Rotting of the roofing materials is a strong clue you have an issue.
At Kangaroo Contractors we offer a FREE Roof Inspection. Plus, we use the latest drone technology to accurately and safely inspect your roof. Almost all insurance companies now accept the use of drone video as a means of verifying roofing claims.
Do you live in a location that is wooded or has trees hanging near your roof? If so, leaves can easily accumulate on top. Leaves trap moisture leading to decomposition and weed growth. There are several ways of dealing with these issues. Call us at 972-974-5720 to discuss options.
Trim Nearby Branches
This may seem obvious, but tree maintenance is paramount to protecting your roof. Overgrown tree branches can cause damage to your shingles and can lead to the possibility of broken limbs falling onto your roof. Branches or even the whole trunk can come down. No matter the size of your trees, spring is the time to prune back branches that may drop leaves into your roof’s gutters. Also, look for signs of wood rot or pests and call a pro for removal.
Now is a great time to get outside and take these steps that potentially will save you thousands of dollars. At Kangaroo Contractors we always ready to hop to it and answer any and all of your questions. Please call us at 972-974-5720 to schedule a FREE roof inspection.