When it comes to homeownership, nothing is easy. It seems like there is always something breaking, whether it is a pipe, your sump pump, the dishwasher, or any one of the hundreds of other potential problems your home can throw at you. This is why preventive maintenance is so important. It is the best way to prevent costly repairs, especially when talking about an area as large and vital as your roof.
A new roof can be a very, VERY expensive investment. So it pays to be proactive and maximize the life of your existing roof. This cannot only help save you from needing expensive repairs or replacement, but also minimize the risk of Water Damage.
Proper Roof Maintenance can help prevent Water Damage
- It all starts with regular Visual Inspections. Step outside and take a look. Do you notice anything out of the ordinary, such as missing or damaged shingles? What about the flashing? Notice any damage there? Next, head to the attic. Again, look for anything out of the ordinary, such as water stains. If there is an issue inside or out, have it repaired as soon as possible. You should conduct these inspections a couple times a year, especially after major storms.
- Next, Clean the Gutters. When your gutters become clogged, water has nowhere to go but up under your shingles and into your home. A few minutes cleaning your gutters could save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in repairs.
- Don’t forget to also Trim Trees. Overhanging branches present a real danger to your home. When a branch snaps, it can do a lot of damage to your roof. So save yourself some heartache and trim overhanging branches before they become an issue. This will also help keep those pesky leaves out of your gutters.
In the event that you do experience water damage, don’t panic. Pick up the phone and call ServiceMaster of Baltimore. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide emergency restoration services. As an IICRC Certified company, we will do everything possible to reduce your loss and preserve your property. Our technicians have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth, contain damage, remove contamination, and dry structural materials.
Hopefully you have found our blog, “Proper Roof Maintenance can help prevent Water Damage,” informative and helpful. Continue to check back weekly for more helpful home improvement tips.