Roof Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Roof

Roofs are expensive and provide one of the most important functions of all your home’s components.  These roof maintenance tips include both tasks that might be able to done by the homeowner as well as some best left to a pro.  Regardless, all roof maintenance will help extend the life of your valuable roof.  Here are seven roof maintenance tips to extend the life of your roof. Debris Removal: Remove excess debris from the roof. Moss Removal: Treat the roof to remove moss. Exterior Roof Inspection: Visually inspect the roof. Roof Treatment: Treat your roof to prevent new moss from growing. Gutter Cleaning: Clear your gutters of debris, leaves and other materials. Interior Roof Inspection: A periodic inspection of your available attic space can be quite beneficial to extending your roof’s life. Tree Trimming: Trim back any branches that directly overhang the roof. Debris removal If getting rooftop is not within your comfort zone, you might be able to bring down some of the debris by washing downward with garden hose or pulling it down with yard rake from a “properly secured ladder”.  Note:  ladders can be every bit as dangerous as being rooftop if you are not familiar with proper ladder safety.  We recommend searching “ladder safety” on the Internet to learn the basics.

Roof Moss Removal – How Long Should You Wait?

When To Proceed With Roof Moss Removal I was just asked the other day whether a small amount of moss was currently harming a customer’s tile roof.   Essentially, they were asking when was it necessary to perform roof moss removal. id=”attachment_589″ align=”aligncenter” width=”448″ caption=”Determining when roof moss removal is necessary can be difficult.” As attractive as the opportunity for a project might be, I’ve never been one to sell fear just to obtain work.   And fear definitely can get pushed upon the unsuspecting homeowner.   Yet there is a critical determination to be made with any home maintenance project in terms of when to proceed.   Like most situations, deciding when to proceed with roof moss removal depends on perspective and objectives.   For these purposes, I’ll leave the entire issue of aesthetics out of the consideration, since it is a personal preference.

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