A roof replacement is something every homeowner will want to avoid however, there comes a time in every home where the roof simply has had enough and needs to be replaced. However, you can extend the life of your roof and push back the time of the roof replacement. Nickerson Roofing would like to share a few tips on how to extend the life of a roof to prevent early roofing replacements.
Should Mold & Moss Be Removed from Roof?
When a roof develops moss or mold, it’s integrity is in jeopardy. Due to California’s climate both mold and moss poses a problem for residence’s roofs. To prevent rot and decay of the roof, it is important to remove mold or moss as they appear or even before. To help keep mold and moss in check and a roof healthy, consider keeping the roof cleaned. One recommended method for effective roof cleaning is with pressure cleaning. With routine roof cleaning you can prevent and remove mold and moss. This will ensure that your roof stays healthy.
Watch for Roof Leaks
Roof leaks is an early warning sign that there is a problem. If a roof leak is left unchecked, mold and rot of the internal roofing material will certainly occur. As the home owner, it is very important to keep watch for leaks. Not only should you monitor leaks inside the home, but every now and then go inside the attic and look for leaks as many will develop inside the attic. When leaks do develop, do not hesitate to seek roofing repairs to prevent the problem from getting worse.
Trim Tree Branches Away from Roof
One major culprit of roof damage is trees. Trees pose a major problem for the safety and health of a roof. Insurance companies hate seeing trees too close to the house or have over hanging branches. In some situations a homeowners insurance company can drop a policy simply due to a tree branch. Not just to maintain your insurance policy, for the safety and health of your home’s roof, make sure to trim back overhanging tree branches and avoid planting trees too close to a home.
Get Snow Off of Roof
Weight on a roof is a major concern. When you live in an area where you get snow and or ice it can put a lot of weight on the roof. To prevent roof damage or even worse, a total roof collapse, you will want to remove snow. You do not have to remove the snow yourself as it is dangerous. You can contact a roofing snow removal service. They can remove the snow safely and ensure the health of your roof. When snow builds up on the roof make sure to have it removed and do not wait as it can lead to a hazardous situation.
Do I Need Replace Missing Roof Shingles
Many homeowners underrate the importance of replacing missing shingles as they occur. When a shingle comes off a roof, the under-layer of the roof is now vulnerable to moisture and other elements. When a shingle goes missing it is very important to have it replaced quickly. It is much better to replace one or two shingles than wait until the entire roof needs to be replaced. You will ensure the longevity of the roof simply by replacing shingle as they go missing.