KEEPING YOUR ROOF IN “TIP TOP” SHAPE
Since your roof is such an important structural component of your home, it makes good sense to keep it well maintained so that it can perform is function properly and to extend the roof’s useful life. The biggest challenge is the roof’s location!
Here are some tips for keeping your roof in “tip top” shape. Always use extreme caution when climbing up to or walking on your roof. Better yet, call the professionals from GF Sprague to do it for you!
- Perform a thorough inspection every Spring and Fall. Look for ice and snow damage in the Spring, such as loose shingles, punctures, rotting soffits or leaky gutters. In the Fall, look for wind damage, loose shingles and flashing that may need to be resealed.
- Keep the roof clean. Fallen leaves, branches and pine needles are very acidic and can damage shingles or tiles. If debris gathers on your roof, try to sweep it off within a week or so.
- Keep your gutters clean. Gutters that are clogged with debris can fill with water that can seep up under your roof and cause damage.
- Make sure your roof is properly ventilated. A full length ridge vent helps to balance out the roof temperature and avoid the “freeze & thaw” cycle that can damage shingles.
Your first step should be to call us at 781-455-0556 and schedule a FREE professional roof inspection. We’ll give you a complete assessment of your roof’s condition and make recommendations for repair or replacement.
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