We all know how important it is to make sure we maintain the roof of our homes. After all, they help shield the interior from the elements. And even though you can’t always see the whole roof, that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Out of sight, out of mind can be seriously detrimental to your home when it comes to your roof.
Did you know that not only does your roof protects you from the elements, it can help insulate your home and also provide part of the curb appeal of your house too? A severely neglected roof can affect your home in so many ways, including bringing down the value of your home if you are looking to sell. It can bring down value or other homes too if people think homes in the area are badly neglected.
A roof in poor condition can increase the likelihood of water damage inside your home along with issues such as damp and mold on exterior walls and joists/beams in your home’s structure. This could cause health problems as well as being expensive to rectify as not only do you have to pay out to fix the roof but the damage caused by an unrepaired roof.
Missing tiles can lead to a draft in your home, making your house less energy-efficient and being bad for the environment and your wallet. You will be paying more to heat your home as the heat is escaping from the roof. So fixing it quickly and making sure you have appropriate insulation can save you money in the long run on heating bills.
So, what should you be looking at doing to help you maintain the roof of your home and keep it in the best condition possible?
Regularly clearing debris from the roof and guttering.
A build-up of debris on your roof and guttering can lead to blockages causing leaks from gutters. It can also disguise any other problems, including missing or cracked tiles. It can be tempting to leave anything up there as it is and let the elements deal with the problem, however, not only does it look unsightly, it can mask any issues and potentially make matters worse than they need to be.
Replace or repair any missing or cracked tiles
Even the smallest cracks can cause massive problems inside your home, such as damp, mold, drafts. So taking the time to inspect your roof on a regular basis can help you catch any damage and rectify it before a small repair turns into something bigger.
Whether you need to fully replace tiles that care cracked or missing, fix shingles into place or consider getting a full or part new roof, make the time for a thorough inspection on a regular basis.
If the job is bigger than you can take care of yourself, then make sure to contact reputable roofing companies to make sure work is carried out correctly.
While you are checking the roof, check for any damage to rendering or exterior walls too so you can carry out minor repairs quickly before they turn into bigger tasks.