Resolutions come and go as the new year begins. We have such focus, drive, and motivation to change our habits, but then February comes and those visions are diminished. It is hard to keep focused on change, especially without a solid plan. Small steps are usually best when making changes.
Let’s focus on your roof. After all, that is why you are here! The roofs of our homes have a huge responsibility to protect us and our families, keep us safe from weather elements, and bring us comfort and peace of mind. We usually don’t think about our roofs, until we have damage. Let’s be proactive! What steps can be taken in 2023 to keep the roof of your home strong and “in shape” this year?
Inspect the Roof
Arkansas’s ever-changing weather can do a number on shingles! Have you noticed shingles that are broken, missing, cracked, or split? These areas must be attended to before they cause more damage. Shingles can easily be replaced with the proper roofing knowledge and skill.
Do you have a metal roof? Check the fasteners. Are they beginning to rust in areas? Do you notice any puncture wounds from falling debris after storms? Are there any crimped or bent panels? Attending to these needs is imperative to eliminate future costly repairs.
Trim Overhanging Branches
The trees in our yard have a huge responsibility! Here is a list of the wonderful benefits of trees.
- Offer shade
- Increase property curb appeal
- Prevent soil erosion
- Save money on energy costs
- Buffer noise pollution
- Great place for kids to play on or near
- Provide homes for animals
However, even with all of these benefits, trees can cause great damage to a roofing system by falling branches and limbs scratching on the roofing materials. Take some time to evaluate any overhanging branches or limbs that need to be trimmed and cut back. Use safe procedures when trimming trees. If you have any concerns or are unsure how to properly trim trees, contact a local professional.
Clean the Gutter System
The average homeowner may not consider the gutters until they are cluttered with excess debris and the water does not flow properly away from the roofing system. Regular cleaning of gutters will help divert excess water away from the roof, eliminating water from pooling on the roofing material. If excess granules are noticed in the gutters, then it may be time to consider replacing the asphalt roofing material.
Proper insulation in your roof can help the HVAC system run more efficiently considering it isn’t overworking by maintaining a comfortable temperature. This will result in monthly energy savings! What are some things to look for to determine if I need more insulation?
- Inconsistent household temperatures
- High energy bills
- Pest issues
- Evidence of water leaks
- Areas of discoloration on walls and ceiling from water
At the first signs of any roofing issues, seek professional assistance in resolving them. Roof X Solutions in Jonesboro is available to assist you with all of your roofing needs. We perform both roof replacement and roof repair. Deciding which is best for your and the condition of your roof can be determined by an honest free inspection done by one of our qualified and experienced roofing professionals.
Roof X Solutions has more than two decades of combined experience, insuring that all of the best methods, products, and techniques are used to achieve a perfect finished product. We have the highest standards of customer service with each job completed.
You can place your trust in Roof X Solutions to help keep your roof in shape this year. Call today for a free inspection!