How to Maintain your Roof

Roof worker

Written by Mickie Davis

December 11, 2022

How to do Home Roof Maintenance.

To do home roof maintenance, here are some steps you can follow:

Start by inspecting your roof from the ground using binoculars. Look for any missing or damaged shingles, as well as any signs of leaks or other damage.

If you can safely access your roof, do a more thorough inspection. Look for any loose or damaged shingles, as well as any areas where the roofing material has begun to deteriorate or wear away. Pay particular attention to the areas around chimneys, vents, and skylights.

If you find any damaged shingles, you will need to replace them. You can do this by removing the old shingle and replacing it with a new one. Make sure the new shingle is securely attached and sealed with roofing cement to prevent leaks.

If you find any leaks or other damage, you will need to repair them as soon as possible. You can do this by applying a patch of roofing material to the affected area and sealing it with roofing cement.

Clean your gutters and downspouts regularly to prevent debris from clogging them and causing water to back up on your roof.

Trim back any tree branches that are touching your roof, as these can cause damage to the shingles and allow water to seep into your home.

By following these steps, you can help ensure that your roof is in good condition and can protect your home from the elements.

Get a Roof Inspection from Cookeville Home Inspection. Call us at 877-266-5384 to schedule.

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