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Roof Maintenance

Making upgrades and improvements to a home can be very exciting for a homeowner. From new kitchens and bathrooms to a newly landscaped backyard or even the addition of a room, making positive changes to a home increases its value and also the homeowner’s enjoyment of their own space. However, many homeowners tend to overlook their roof when considering making changes to their home. This is usually because the roof is not something that homeowners think about on a day to day basis. Homeowners need to remember that their roof is what protects all that they hold dear, including their family, belongings, and pets. Not giving the roof the attention that it needs can be quite expensive, not to mention potentially heartbreaking. Here are a few pointers homeowners should take into consideration for maintaining their roof.

It is important that homeowners know when to call in Toms River roofing professional. A roof should be inspected at least twice per year. The inspection should include looking for singles that have buckled or curled, as well as areas of the roof they have missing shingles or flashings that are rusty. Shingles that have lost a significant number of granules can also be concerning.

In addition, to an outside visual expect inspection, the attic should be visualized for any signs of moss or mold growth. If a homeowner notices a sudden increase in their energy bills with no other explanation, this could possibly be a roofing problem that requires the help of a roofing professional.

At least once a year it is important for the homeowner to clear the cobwebs and dust from a home’s ventilation system and exhaust vents. Homeowners should also caulk around any vents and pipes as well as paint any exposed metal in order to prevent rust from occurring. One important roofing maintenance step that many homeowners overlook is clearing debris, such as leaves and tree branches, from the gutters each year. Leaving the debris in the gutters will cause the gutters to overflow and expose the roof to unnecessary moisture. This can cause the roof to prematurely age and put it at risk for mold and mildew problems. It is much less expensive to take the time to perform the required maintenance, or even to pay a roofing professional to do so than to frequently pay for a new roof.

Hiring a roofing professional to inspect your roof at least once, if not twice per year can increase the lifespan of your roof. When you take the time to protect your roof investment it will pay off over time. The experts at Fortified Roofing, Toms River roofers can answer your questions about skylights or roof repairs.

Term explained by Fortified Roofing, Toms River roofers:

Granules

Granules are the small colorful ceramic specks located on the outermost portion of an asphalt shingle. They protect the roof from the sun’s damaging UV rays and moisture. Granules also provide added weight and color to asphalt shingles.

Toms River roofers FAQ:

When should a home’s roof be inspected?

Roof inspections are most recommended in the spring and in the fall when the weather is generally milder. They should be done at least twice per year, and after any major storm that may have caused damage to the roof, such as a storm with strong winds or an extreme amount of moisture.

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