As the New Year begins, we strive to create bold promises to improve throughout the upcoming year. Perhaps we desire to become a better friend, read more books, or exercise more. We have a renewed focus and drive to improve. We can find quality in these goals!
We should likewise create a list of improvement items to keep the home we live in working in tip-top shape. For example, one could promise that in March, the children’s room will be repainted. Perhaps the homeowner could promise to replace that frustrating broken light switch in the utility room.
When you make a commitment to yourself, there are steps to take to accomplish that task. Here they are:
- Make sure your commitment is timely
- Be realistic
- Make a plan
- Reward yourself
These steps seem pretty simple. Think through what you want to accomplish, be real about your idea, plan it out, then rejoice when accomplished.
What about the roof of your home? Ever think about how it keeps you safe? Protected from the weather elements? Comfortable with interior temperature? The roof of your home holds an important job, so make sure it lives up to your expectations.
What are 5 commitments you can make to keep your roof in shape?
“I plan to clean out my gutter system”
This should be done at least twice a year or after a major storm. Debris, twigs, and bird’s nests can get cluttered in the gutter system. When this happens, the water cannot flow freely through the system, gets backed up, and spills over the side. This could cause water damage even under the shingles if left too long. Commit to cleaning out the gutters regularly.
“I will trim overhanging branches”
This project may need the assistance of professionals if you don’t feel comfortable accomplishing it. Overhanging branches can break off during major storms and cause damage to your roof. By trimming back, the branches can fall to the ground, avoiding serious roof damage. Also, by trimming back limbs, the excess debris will not land in your gutters. This helps to keep you to keep your first commitment to cleaning gutters.
“I promise to keep my roof clean”
Keep an eye open for any moss, mildew, or algae growing on your roof. Not only are these unhealthy for your roofing surface, but they also provide a messy, unkept appearance to your home when viewed from the road. Keeping the roof clean will also help the roofing material last longer. Moss holds in water which can cause havoc with asphalt shingles. Call a trusted local roofing contractor if you need assistance with fungus removal.
“I pledge to inspect my roofing material at least once this year”
Inspecting a roof is quite important when it comes to desiring a lengthy lifespan of the roofing material. Typically, asphalt shingles last around 25 years. However, if regular inspections are avoided, that time frame could drastically reduce and a new roof may be needed sooner. It is best to ask professionals to inspect the roof as they understand safety procedures and the areas to look for to keep a roof working in tip-top shape.
“I desire to check the caulk around flashings”
Flashing around chimneys and vent pipes prevents water from leaking into your home. Make sure the areas are inspected yearly to prevent any complications. The old caulk can be easily removed, and new fresh caulk can be applied.
There you have it! 5 easy ways to keep your roof working great this year! The commitments are made, and they are realistic. Now you just need to make a plan and put it all in place!
That’s easy too! Call Hero Roofing in Peachtree City! We are the company you need to accomplish your roofing goals! We are a family-owned and operated company providing unparalleled customer service, and a reliable team ready to assist with all of your roofing questions. We are honest, committed to doing a perfect job, and desire to treat your home as if it were our own. We strive to make sure you are fully satisfied with our work and are dedicated to your happiness with our roofing skills.
Call today so we can help you meet your goals!