Roofs are like people – they require attention and care. If you neglect your roof, it could crumble. In turn, it won’t be able to perform its main function: protection. So do both you and your home a favor by avoiding these three mistakes.
1. Not scheduling maintenance
Roofs are made to last years – some up to 50 years or more. But that doesn’t mean they don’t require care. You should inspect your roof seasonally or hire your roofing contractor to do it for you. This means, they will look for manage and make any necessary repairs if needed. The best times to schedule maintenance are during the fall and spring, when you are taking care of other work in and around the house.
2. Missing the warning signs
From curling shingles to granules in the gutters, there are many warning signs that could tell you your roof is in need of TLC. If could be as obvious as noticing missing shingles from the sidewalk or finding them on your front lawn. Don’t ignore the signs. One imperfection can lead to another and so forth. Take action as soon as you notice something is wrong.
3. Ignoring a leak
Leaks are one of the more obvious signs that something could be wrong with your roof. For example, finding water spots on your ceiling can help you pinpoint where the problem might be. If it’s just a few drips, it could be hard to find, but if the leak is consistent and shows damage, do you and your roof a favor by not waiting another moment.
At Landmark Exteriors, we understand how important it is to maintain your roof. No matter how big or small the damage, our professionals are here for your every repair and re-installation. To speak with on one of our professional staff members, give us a call at 203.838.3838.