The roof above your head is arguably the most important part of the house. It keeps the heat of the sun away from the people living underneath. It also shields us from rain, snow and other kinds of precipitation. Plus, a roof regulates the interior temperature of a house, venting and insulating as necessary.
However, we don’t pay any more attention to our roof than we have to, which is to say only when we need to replace or repair it. That’s why many of us don’t know as much as we should about upkeep for our roofs and what to do if it does need to be repaired or replaced. Keep on reading while we discuss the top things you should know about your roof.
Prevent roof rot
Roof rot is one of the least pleasant ways to damage your roof. Mold, lichens, algae and even fallen leaves on roofs will retain water. Living plant life may even be a sign that water collects on the area where the plants are. Moisture means there is a big likelihood there is a roof rot on the area where water is pooling. So keep your roof clean and inspect it for signs of unwanted plant life to prevent roof rot from setting in.
Try to spot roof damage
You can use a pair of binoculars for this one since climbing up the roof can both be dangerous for you and your roof. Stepping on shingles or tiles can cause them to be dislodged and fall off, or cause a leak. You can try and look for evidence of surface damage by using binoculars. If you don’t know what to look for, then you can have your roof inspected by a professional. Just make sure that the professional has insurance to cover for damage due to accidents, and has the knowledge and experience to spot what is wrong with your roof almost at first glance.
Going solar? Check your roof first
If you’re planning to install solar panels to save money, then you need to make sure that your roof will be able to support the solar panels. Have your roofer inspect for you to make sure that everything is good before installation. If you’re looking to replace your roof and install solar panels, then you might want to try out solar shingles to preserve your roof’s aesthetics as well as to not have an additional weight that your roof needs to support.
Roof repairs and replacement can be very troublesome, but planning takes some of the stress away. When you layout your plan months or years in advance, then you will at least have a rough list of guidelines on what needs to be done. All you have to do is to make sure that everything is still as you want it then follow through on your plan.
Need help in keeping a roof over your head? Contact the roofing experts from the Watertite Roofing Company at 800-696-5588 or go to our website at https://watertiteco.com and let us know how we can help you.