Remember to Maintain and Replace your roof on time to save yourself from unexpected expenses.
Maintaining the Roof
- Regular maintenance prolongs the lifespan of the roof.
- It is important to keep your roof maintained because insurance does not cover normal wear and tear.
- Replace eaves and fascia that are damaged as soon as possible. Do not delay getting repairs done.
- Do a visual inspection every fall and spring and after any major storms. Check rubber seals and flashing around the vents.
- Clean gutters and downspouts regularly.
- Clean the roof to remove mold and moss buildup.
- Schedule regular professional inspections for your roof.
Replacing the Roof
The best time to install a new roof is early fall or late spring when it is warm outside to facilitate the adhesive firming up before cold or wet weather starts.
Know the estimated lifespan for your type of roof. For example, the most common, asphalt shingle might cost you less, but they also have a shorter lifespan – 20-30 years. Metal and slate shingles would be more expensive options but could last you up to 100+ years. Research your options and pick the right type of roofing for you. If you are looking to make your home eco-friendlier, you can consider upgrading to solar shingles.
These tips will not only make your home more secure, but you will also receive better Home Insurance rates.