Many times, people only pay attention to their roofs once they start experiencing issues, such as leaks. Your roof is vital to the overall health of your building as well as the safety and comfort of its occupants. With regular inspections and proper care, you can extend its lifespan and ensure it stays as efficient as possible.
Get Routine Inspections
Make sure you have a record of all the details about your roof, including when it was installed and all the service it has received. Doing so will allow you to monitor the repairs that have been done and how they have affected the system. When you know the age of your roof, it will be easier for you and your contractor to determine the cause of the problem. Moreover, routine inspections help you detect and address issues while they are small and before they turn into costly repairs.
Keep Your Roof Clean
Regularly clean the roof to prevent debris accumulation. Dried leaves, branches, seeds and other debris can retain water, potentially damaging your roof. They can also clog your gutters, which can cause water to overflow to your roof and lead to moisture-related problems. Another thing you can do to help keep your roof clean is to trim overhanging branches from trees near your home.
Do Not Delay Repairs
Keep in mind that delaying repairs will only do more harm than good to your roof. Make sure to address roofing problems as soon as they are detected. After a weather event, it is also a good idea to have your roof checked by a professional. A proactive approach towards your roof will extend its lifespan and avoid costly repairs.
Let Ritco Group, Inc. handle your residential and commercial roofing needs. We specialize in roof replacement, new construction, storm damage and more! Give us a call at (931) 381-0175, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We work with clients in Columbia, Franklin and Brentwood, TN.