In this YouTube video, Central Insurance discusses roof maintenance tips every homeowner should learn. If the roof is left uncared for, it could cause damage to the structure, and then the home’s inside.
Homeowners should inspect the roof and gutters every spring and fall. Damaged, missing, or curling shingles can be replaced individually.
There should not be much granular from the shingles in the gutters.
If there is, or a lot is seen on the ground around the home’s perimeter, this is an indication that the roof should be inspected further.
Watch out for green stuff on the roof. It could be moss, mold, or algae. Products that kill and remove these items are available at home improvement stores.
Metal roofs may accrue rust. The rust should be removed by scraping it with a metal brush and then the metal should be painted.
Debris should be swept off the roof and the gutters cleaned. Branches should not be scraping the shingles as the branches could fall off the tree and onto the roof.
Homeowners should inspect inside the home on ceilings, in the attic, the edges of the walls, and near windows for dark stains or mold. It means the roof has been leaking and needs repair. If this is the case, the homeowner should not hesitate to contact a qualified roofing contractor.