We may not have snow in sunny South Florida but as the weather warms up and we put away our winter decorations let’s not forget the most important aspect of your home that needs some spring TLC, your ROOF! Yep, your roof needs some yearly TLC to continue to perform during the oncoming rainy season and to extend its life for years to come.
There are small inexpensive things that a homeowner can do now to curtail the high costs of replacing their roof. Keep in mind that a roof replacement can cost from $12,000 and up depending on your roofing system.
If you notice any of these signs or your need some help with your roof inspection, your next step is to call in a professional to inspect and patch up any holes in your roof.
Visual Roof Inspection
It is heavily suggested for Homeowners to conduct a visual roof inspection twice a year, Spring and Fall. Here are a few things to look for during a visual inspection:
Lifting or missing shingles
Damaged drip edges
Buckling, loose, or missing flashing
Missing or exposed fastener
Sagging or broken gutters
Piles of granules
Clean the Gutters
We suggest calling in a roofing expert to clean out your gutters a few times a year but especially before Hurricane Season (June-November). When not cleaned regularly your gutters can back up and rot fascia.
Trim Any Overhanging Branches
Tree branches can cause a couple of issues for your roof. There is a risk of large branches failing on your roof during severe weather and damaging your home. We recommend trimming any branches that hang directly over your roof. This will help reduce storm damage while also preventing debris from piling up on shingles, tile, etc., absorbing moisture, and eventually rotting your roof.
Inspect for Leaks in Your Attic & Ceilings
This is one of the first ways a Homeowner discovers that there is a problem with theroofing system. We recommend for all Homeowners to look for water stains on ceilings and in the attic. This goes a long way to head off any serious issues. The most common warning signs of a leak are:
Musty odors in the home.
Water stains on your ceiling.
Spots on your exterior walls.
Bulging patches on your interior walls.
If you have questions about roofing systems, or need a free estimate, feel free to contact the experts at Fresh Home Roofing. As a locally owned and operated business, we have proudly served people in South Florida for more than 30 years. Learn more about our services by calling our representatives at (866) 373-7410 today.