For every homeowner, the roof is a big investment. It not only keeps you protected from the elements, it also helps uphold the structure of your house and will ultimately add or detract from your home’s resale value. It is important that you keep maintaining your roofs during winter, even though you may not want to spend that much time outside during the colder months. Here are a few tips to help you keep your roofs in tip-top shape in every season:
Branches near your roof can cause damage to the structure and surface of the roof, especially in adverse weather. Keep them neatly trimmed.
Make sure your roof and gutters are clear of leaves. If you allow this to build up it can damage your roof in various ways. It can build up moisture and cause issues like mold and broken gutters.
Although you may like your house looking like a home from The Lord of the Rings, with moss covering your roof, it is not healthy at all. Moss makes the surface slippery and can grow between tiles causing severe damage. Moss should be cleared
If you have moss on your roof, you probably have mold too. So when clearing the moss, make sure you treat the mold as well. Although there are commercial treatments available, it is usually best to call in the help of experts.
Inspect for damage and make repairs
The colder months is the ideal time to check for damage, and to get your roof or gutter repairs done. You could even paint your roof to get it ready to show off in the summer months when you entertain outside.
Caring for your roof all year round will go a long way toward maximizing its life, and the financial investment that went onto it. Neglecting or failing to maintain and take care of your roof throughout the year may bring about the unexpected task of having to install a new roof.