The roof of your home provides critical protection to the rest of the house and everything inside of it. Roofs are designed to last for years, even decades, depending on the material. That doesn’t keep them from getting damaged, though. Since roof damage can lead to expensive repairs, it’s important to take measures to stop damage before it becomes too extensive.

Fix Minor Issues Early

It’s not unusual for your roof to suffer minor damage and for small problems to crop up here and there. Have your roof inspected periodically so you can catch common roof problems before they grow. While they may not be much of an issue at first, they won’t go away on their own. Left alone, they’ll turn into huge problems that can lead to damage in other parts of your home. It could even result in you having to replace your roof. 

Wash It

Over time, exposure to wind, rain, and other elements can cause mold, algae, and debris to build up on your roof. If left alone, this can weaken your roof and make it more susceptible to damage and decay. Pressure washing can remove harmful debris like mold and algae. Before washing your roof, make sure you understand the best way to wash your roof based on the material that your roof is made from. Different roofing materials will respond differently to different cleaning methods. You don’t want to inadvertently damage the roof while you’re trying to clean it. As with many other home projects, if you aren’t comfortable doing it yourself, it’s best to seek a professional.

Manage Pests

The elements and debris aren’t your only problems when it comes to roof damage. Rodents, bugs, and birds can all find your roof an attractive place to call home. That may not sound too bad, but them living in or on your roof can damage it, especially since they tend to burrow into it and then move on to the rest of your home. Make sure you take steps to control pests in and around your home to prevent them from causing major damage to your roof and home in general.

Roof damage can be incredibly expensive to fix, so it’s important to stop it before it gets to that point. You can do that by making sure you fix minor issues early, washing your roof periodically, and managing pests. You may find yourself making minor repairs periodically, but that will help prevent the damage from worsening and becoming very expensive to fix.

If you have roof damage, we can help you fix it! Start by scheduling a free inspection with us!