Your roof is one of the most expensive components of your home. Just a simple repair can cost from a few hundred up to thousands of dollars. According to Home Advisor, the average cost to fully replace a roof in the state of Florida is between $8,000 and $16,500. That’s why it’s so important to keep your roof maintained and fix any issues that arise with your roof as early as possible to prevent future, more costly repairs.
Preventative Maintenance for Your Roof
Preventative maintenance for your roof is simple and straightforward. To keep your roof in its best condition possible, abide by the following preventative maintenance guidelines:
- Keep your roof cleaned off
Any time you see any type of debris on your roof, it’s important to clear it off as soon as possible. Debris on a roof is nothing but trouble and is a common cause of more costly roof repairs.
- Inspect your roof quarterly, inside and out
Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, you need to inspect every part of your roof from the outside and inside. This requires climbing up onto the roof and walking around the entire perimeter along with going up into the attic to check things out from there.
- Keep tree limbs trimmed back
Tree limbs are the most common type of debris that lands on roofs, so keeping overhanging limbs from nearby trees trimmed back is a must for preventative roof maintenance. This prevents large branches from suddenly falling onto your roof and branches from scratching off your roofing material.
- Check for damage and clean off debris after storms
Storms are when tree limbs and other projectiles usually crash into your roof, so thoroughly inspect your roof after each storm to be sure there’s no damage.
- Keep gutters cleaned out
Proper drainage of water off of your roof is facilitated by your gutter system. Keeping your gutters clean and clear is essential for ensuring that water doesn’t back up and cause damage to your roofing structure. This type of damage is usually first noticed on the inside of your home as a leak through the ceiling. Installing screens over your gutters is an easy way to keep them clean without having to constantly climb up and clean them out by hand.
Roofing Inspections and Repair in Tampa Bay
Shon Boswell Contracting Services can help you with quarterly inspections, roofing repair, and total roof replacements. Call (727) 350-1750 or schedule a free estimate for your roofing project today!