Most of us don’t think too deeply about what is going on with our roof. In fact, most people don’t think about their roof until, well… there is a leak. But by the time you are able to see a leak appear inside your home’s living space, that leak has likely gone on for quite some time without being seen. So what are some things you can do to take care of your roof and help prevent issues like the one we just described?
First of all, know the age of your roof. You can put it in a Google calendar, regular calendar, a scrap of paper in a file – but just keep track of what year it was installed. This is important because roofs have lifespans – and it is easy to say to ourselves that we only had it done a few years ago, while it may actually be longer.
After that, be sure to keep vegetation and other things away from you roof. Overhanging branches are bad in of themselves in case they fall, but all the shade and moss created by it can be bad for your roof as well.
After your roof has been on your home for a while, it is good to have it periodically checked by a qualified professional. He can check things out, and often times make any needed repairs as they come up.