Most El Paso residents don’t consider the importance of roof maintenance until a disaster strikes. At that point, it may be time to for full replacement. The major downside to fully replacing your roof is that it can be costly, especially if your insurance company denies you coverage, and it’s preventable. It’s important to note that with age or hailstorm damage, your roof may eventually require full or partial replacement.
By following these routine roof maintenance tips, you can avoid full replacement and keep your roof in its best condition:
Tip #1: Keep your gutters clean
Clogged gutters can easily send water underneath your roof or create holes that lead to worse damage. No matter the season, clean gutters are the key to keeping outside debris from entering your home. Check your gutters often for loose leaves, branches, and other elements that create a blockage.
Tip #2: Inspect your roof at least twice a year
Every six months your roof needs to be inspected. Typically you’ll want to have it examined in the spring and then again in the fall. A professional roofer will look for missing shingles, possible leaks, pest damage, or rotting wood. Taking safety precaution early-on is the key to preventing full replacement and handling issues before they escalate.
Tip: 3: Fix damage right away
If you notice a leak, missing shingles, or any type of damage coming from your roof, have it corrected right away. When you wait to have these problems corrected, it leaves room for more damage. Even if the damage is minor, it’s always recommended that it to examined by a professional who will find out the root of the cause.
Tip #4: Trim the trees around your house
Similar to keeping your gutters clear of leaves or branches, make sure that the trees around your property are trimmed regularly or as often as needed to prevent causing damage to the roof. Following a rainstorm, you may find that trees require some attention as the branches could be collapsing onto your home. This is particularly problematic with overgrown trees that tend to slam into the roof.
Contact Allegiant Construction and Roofing Today
Do not wait until a rain or wind storm causes severe damage to your roof. By following these four tips for maintaining a safer roof, you can help prevent serious destruction. At Allegiant Construction and Roofing, we work hard to keep the roofs of El Paso homes in their best condition so that residents don’t have to worry about paying that surpass their budget. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.