Three Key Roof Maintenance Points

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Dealing with a cracking and leaky roof can make your home a miserable place to live and drastically reduce the value of your property. A roof replacement can cost more than $1,000 per square foot, so you should invest in maintenance on the front end in order to avoid needing such a replacement. You will also want to reach out to a residential roofing contractor who would be more than happy to assist you. The following roof maintenance tips can be done by anyone and will allow you to keep your residential roof in tip top shape. 

#1: Clean Out Your Gutters After The Leaves Fall

When debris and leaves clog your gutters, they will drastically hamper your home's ability to drain water from your roof. You need to keep this drainage system intact so that your roof does not become soggy, overloaded and badly damaged. You will need to clean out your gutters with a tool that won't scrape the gutters, such as a power washer or a plastic tool. By cleaning them out so that water can flow freely, you will keep your roof intact and allow it to operate at its best. 

#2: Check Your Flashing And Shingles

You should periodically check on the components of your roof, such as the flashing and the shingles. You should reseal the flashing when necessary to avoid potential leak causing wear and tear, while also laying down fresh caulk. You can replace missing shingles if they are beginning to peel and tear, as these are telltale signs of critical roof damage. Doing this little by little will prevent you from having to have your entire roof resurfaced or replaced. 

#3: Get An Inspection From A Residential Roofing Contractor

Each and every year, make sure that you get an inspection from a professional roofer. This inspection will allow you to keep all of your roof's components intact and will let you nip issues in the bud before they become too costly and debilitating. This yearly inspection will allow you to remain on the safe side and will be one of the best investments that you can make for your residential roof, and into your household in its entirety. There are a number of residential roofing services that you can touch base with in order to help you in this endeavor. 

Follow these three points and use them to care for your roof. If you don't feel comfortable doing these things on your own, contact a business such as Bob Behrends Roofing & Gutters LLC.   

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