If you are a homeowner, you might know how important it is to maintain your roof and have it inspected at least once a year. Unfortunately, many people neglect this task for one reason or another. However, roof maintenance is a necessity if you want to keep your home protected. The following article from the professional local roofers here at Burns Roofing & Remodeling will teach you everything you need to know about proper roofing.
Never, under any circumstances paint your roof as a way to give it a new look. Doing so may void any warranty you have which could end up costing you quite a bit of money if something unfortunate were to happen. If your roof is showing signs of age, a good cleaning may be all you need.
It’s not a good idea to work on your roof by yourself. You should always have someone else present, even if it is solely for the purpose of having someone that can call emergency services if you fall. Falling from the roof can be a disaster, but not having someone to help you is even worse.
When choosing between roofing contractors, contact your local Better Business Bureau for advice. We here at Burns Roofing have a A+ rating from the BBB so you know we’re a trustworthy, reliable company. However, if you’re not in the North Texas region, the BBB will let you know if any of the firms in you area have complaints filed against them, a major red flag. You can also learn how long they have been serving your community as a company.
When choosing shingles, it is important you properly assess how long you would like your roof to last. For example, if you need a new roof but don’t plan on living their for over ten more years, you could save money by using shingles that aren’t meant for time periods longer than this. Remember, however, this has the possibility of lowering the value of your house upon the sale.
Ask the roofing contractors you are considering what materials they use most frequently. If you want a tile roof, but they have never laid one before, then they aren’t the best choice for your project. Make sure to ask them this question before you tell them what material you plan to use to avoid duplicity.
If you have a general handyman that does work in and around your home, do not allow him to do anything to your roof. Fixing a roof requires a high level of experience and know-how. This is why you would be better off hiring someone that specializes in this type of work.
After a thorough inspection and cleaning of the roof, it is imperative to patch and seal any problem areas. Make sure that the weather report shows nice weather, because sealing materials may take up to two days to completely cure. A sealant or other coating should be applied after the areas are cured.
If you are trying to figure out the cause of a leak, but the problem is not obvious, you should look at the shingles in the area very closely. If they are nailed down incorrectly, are not secure or are even just slightly cracked, they could be the cause of the leak.
Having read the article above, you hopefully now have a better understanding of how important roofing maintenance is. Make sure to use the tips and tricks mentioned above to ensure that your roof is always in good condition. Not only will it keep your home safe, it will save you a lot of money in the long run. Of course, when you’re ready for serious roof repairs or an entire upgrade replacement, get in touch with Burns Roofing & Remodeling for a free estimate at 972-250-3380 or through our contact page.