Is Your Roof Ready for Summer?
3 Ways to Care for Your Roof, Bringing New Life to Your Home
The roof is a part of the house we normally don’t give it much attention. It’s up there and if you don’t regularly keep an eye on it, it’s hard to notice if there are things that need to be fixed.
A dirty house is visually unappealing. If you care for your windows, your floors and every little detail inside the house, the outside deserves just as much care and attention. The roof plays a big role in defining the look of your home, so if it’s in desperate need of cleaning or repair, it will definitely hurt your home appeal and even impact your overall neighborhood.
The good news here is that there are simple ways to freshen up the look of your home by showing some love to your roof.
1) Get Rid of the Dirt
Just cleaning it can give your roof a complete makeover. Pressure washing will lift every ounce of dirt that stuck, along with mold and anything else that might have accumulated over time. This needs to be done delicately to get the right result. A little too much pressure could loosen your shingles.
2) Do Some Maintenance Work on the Gutters
Don’t let your gutters become plant pots. Their purpose is to drain water down from your roof and away from your foundation. If they are clogged with dirt, leaves and other debris, they cannot do their job properly, and they bring down the look of your home. Doing maintenance regularly on your gutters will keep them looking sharp.
3) Repair Damaged Areas
Harsh winters, excessive winds, storms or fallen tree branches can take a toll on your roof and loosen shingles or cause them to break. Every little damaged thing should be cared for immediately to prevent further damage, and to keep your home’s curb appeal right where it needs to be.
There are a lot of home maintenance tasks you can do yourself and for others, but there are others where you will need professional help. Anything that is done on the top of your roof is best managed by professionals to ensure your safety and get the best results.