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Make Your Residential Roofing Last with These Tips

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Putting a new roof on your home is an investment. Although you will probably need to replace the roof that sits on top of your home at some point, there are some things you can do to make your residential roofing last as long as possible.

Make Your Residential Roofing Last with These Tips

  • Perform Visual Inspections- Part of maintaining your residential roofing involves knowing when there might be a problem with it. Every time a big wind or hail storm comes through your area, go outside afterward and do a brief inspection of your roof to ensure that everything is still intact. If your flashing is damaged or your shingles are curling, loose, or missing, get the problem fixed right away.
  • Clean Out Your Gutters- When leaves, small branches, and other debris build up in your gutters, these materials can prevent excess moisture from being able to move off your roof. To prevent damage caused by moisture accumulating on top of your roof, it’s essential that you clean out your gutters on a regular basis.
  • Keep Your Trees Trimmed- When it comes to keeping your residential roofing in good condition, trimming your trees can go a long way in terms of preventing the growth of moss and damage to your roof. Not only can overhanging branches harm your roof, but they can also give small critters access to the top of your roof.

If you’d like to know more about what you can do to maintain your home’s roof, reach out to us at Race City Roofing. We’re always more than happy to give advice and answer any questions you might have.