4 Roof Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

Roof Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners
  • Author: Fazal Umer
  • Posted On: February 14, 2023
  • Updated On: February 14, 2023

Every year, the average American spends around $3,000 on home repairs. Much of this is spent on roof repair. This can be a major expense, but it’s worth it to protect your home from the elements. 

But as the old saying goes, a stitch in time saves nine! Proper roof maintenance can help save you money on repairs and keep your home toasty and warm.

Want to learn more about the best ways to keep your roof safe in bad conditions? Read on for some handy maintenance tips. 

Keep it Clear

You may not think much about what’s lying on those roof tiles above your head. But all kinds of debris could be piling up, from leaves and dirt to plants and fungi.

It’s a good idea to ensure your roof space is kept clear at all times. A few leaves may not seem like a big issue, but debris can soon get out of control and cause major problems. 

Keep a close eye out for weeds and other plants which can grow up there. Their spreading roots can cause all kinds of cracks and other issues. 

Get it Checked With Regular Roof Maintenance

For most buildings, it can be hard to get onto the roof. That’s why so many issues can be unaddressed, growing worse over time. 

Arrange regular roof inspections to check your roof has no holes, loose tiles, or other issues. This will help you to address any issues quickly and save money over the long term. Ask a roofing company to come out and check things over once a year, or after any big storms. 

Clear the Gutters

Let’s be honest, no one enjoys cleaning the gutters. But failing to do so can cause your gutters to be weighed down and this applies undue pressure to the rest of the roof. 

So, make it a priority to keep those gutters clear. If you don’t have the time or the ability to get up there and clear the gutters, consider hiring someone to do the job for you. You could hire a professional or even just someone you trust from your neighborhood. 

Watch Out for Ice

When snow piles up on your roof, ice dams can form on the shingles. These buildups can damage your shingles and cause holes in your roof. If these ice dams get out of control, you won’t be having an “ice time.”

On the upside, these dams are fairly easy to clear. Use a roof rake to clear off snow in good time, and this will prevent dams from forming. 

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Roof maintenance can be a pain, but by following our simple maintenance guide, you should avoid any major problems. Be vigilant and defer to the experts if in doubt. 

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Author: Fazal Umer

Fazal is a dedicated industry expert in the field of civil engineering. As an Editor at ConstructionHow, he leverages his experience as a civil engineer to enrich the readers looking to learn a thing or two in detail in the respective field. Over the years he has provided written verdicts to publications and exhibited a deep-seated value in providing informative pieces on infrastructure, construction, and design.