You may have had a new roof installed for a variety of reasons. You may be building a new home, adding another floor to the upper part of your home, experiencing storm damage, or you may simply be updating an old roof.
Once a Cincinnati roof installation contractor installs the new roof, you will want to protect it so that the roof lasts for a long time. Here are several ways to protect it:
Annual inspections provide two main benefits. An inspection helps you discover existing problems with the roof that are small and can be repaired quickly and cheaply – if addressed upon discovery. The inspection also may discover potential problems that you want to keep an eye on, such as roofing materials degrading faster than expected. Then, you can take proactive measures to address these issues.
Make Repairs When Needed
After the roof installation service, many homeowners start to ignore the roof believing that it will last for many years. Yet unexpected problems may arise, such as weather damage or pests trying to enter the attic. Have a Cincinnati roofing contractor perform repairs when they are discovered immediately to prevent further damage.
Keep Branches Trimmed
Overhanging branches can scrape or fall against the new roof. These branches can poke holes through the roofing system or scrape off the granules on shingles. Keep the branches trimmed back so as not to cause damage.
Regular Gutter Cleanings
It is also beneficial to invest in regular gutter inspections and cleaning services. By cleaning out your gutters, they prevent blockages that could cause water overflowing from the sides and ice dams. These problems may lead to damage to the new roof system.
Check Attic Insulation
Did you know that an attic’s insulation can have a big impact on your new roof? The insulation acts as a barrier from the outdoor temperatures, as well as the indoor temperatures. Without insulation, trapped heat and moisture can impact the underside of the roof deck. Have a roof installer check the insulation for gaps or potential pest infestations.
Getting a new roof installed is a big project. Have Brandstetter’s KangaRoof provide you with roof replacement services. We offer a range of material options that may complement the architectural style of your home. Contact our company to learn more.