“Many homeowners don’t realize that their roof requires regular maintenance,”
Loose, worn or missing shingles is a common roofing issue. Check for and replace loose shingles, or any shingles that look particularly worn—patch faulty shingles with roofing cement, negating room for water leakage.
“Cleaning debris buildup is a simple task that can have a major impact,” says Ray. Leaves, branches and other environmental matter can collect on your roof, creating extra weight and making way for water to accumulate and cause leaks. Also be sure to clean out gutters seasonally.
Roof flashing, the galvanized metal or aluminum placed over surface intersections and edges, provides extra protection from weathering. “Most major flashing repairs should be left to a professional,”
Major roof repairs can be costly. Make major mishaps less likely and get the most out of your roof by inspecting it twice annually and making any necessary small repairs along the way. While you can conduct most of your inspections yourself, hiring a professional once every few years is a great way to ensure you aren’t missing anything, and elongate the life of your roof.
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