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New Year's Resolutions for Your Roof
As the end of the year approaches, it is time to look beyond the holidays and towards the new year. Many people like to create a list of New Year’s Resolutions or little goals that they would like to achieve in the year ahead.
For many, this includes things like losing weight, quitting smoking or taking vitamins. However, have you considered the possibility of making resolutions around your home, perhaps even your roof.
The roof is such an important functional and aesthetic aspect of your home; it only makes sense that you should take extra care to keep it in good condition. Perhaps this year, you would like to make some New Year’s roof resolutions—here are a few examples.
Schedule a Professional Inspection – At first glance you may think your roof looks nearly as good as it did the day it was installed. However, there can be small issues that need attention. By finding these issues now, you may prevent big damage later.
Look at the Possibility of Roof Cleaning – Cleaning your roof can be an important way to keep it in good condition. Removing old wet leaves and other debris can reduce the chance that mold or mildew will cause serious damage to your roof.
Have Broken Shingles Replaced – If there are loose or missing shingles, you may think it’s just an aesthetic problem. Unfortunately, it can cause your roof to be less weatherproof as well. In addition, the aesthetic aspect is important too—you can make your home more attractive to yourself and others with just this simple adjustment.
Watch Your Gutters – If your gutters do not work as they should, your roof will likely suffer. Make sure that water can flow away from your roof without pooling up at the corners. Checking your gutters is also an excellent way to notice if you have significant shingle breakage too.
Consider Replacement – Do you know how old your roof is? Do you know what the expected lifespan is for your particular roof? While replacing a roof is expensive, it makes sense to do it early, instead of waiting for leaks and other issues to occur—which may cause interior damage too.
As you can see, there are a number of things, large and small, that can be done to assure your roof is in good condition and that it stays that way. If you are ready to put in some effort for your roof, call us at (516) 284-8598 and talk to one of our roofing experts.
We'd love to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a free estimate of the services you may need to keep your roof at its very best in the new year and beyond.