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AHS Roof Maintenance Tips to Bring Into The New Year

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Here at Absolute Home Solutions, we encourage all of our clients and homeowners all over Maryland and beyond to spend 2024 prioritizing the health of their roof! There are a number of ways to maintain a happy and healthy roof throughout the year, by being attentive to possible damages and tracking the age of your roof. Before you have to invest in new roof installation, it’s best to stay on top of your roof yourself! In this blog, we will provide some year round tips to staying on top of the health of your roof so 2024 is spent in a safe and sound home!

Regular Inspections are Key

One of the best ways to maintain a healthy roof is to conduct regular inspections. As a homeowner, it’s important to visually inspect your roof at least twice a year, typically in the spring and fall. This way, you can catch any potential issues before they become major problems.

During an inspection, keep an eye out for loose or missing shingles, cracks or gaps in the roof, and signs of water damage such as discoloration or mold. If you notice any of these issues, it’s important to address them immediately to prevent further damage.

Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clean

Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause major issues for your roof. When they are not able to properly drain water away from your roof, it can lead to water damage and even structural issues. Make sure to clean out your gutters and downspouts regularly, especially after storms or during the fall when leaves may accumulate.

Trim Nearby Trees

Trees that are too close to your roof can pose a threat to its health. Overhanging branches can scrape against the roof, causing damage to shingles and even puncturing the roof. Additionally, leaves and debris from trees can clog gutters and retain moisture on the roof, leading to potential water damage.

Make sure to trim any branches that are close to your roof and regularly clean up any fallen leaves or debris.

Address Any Issues Immediately

If you notice any issues with your roof during your inspections or just in passing, it’s important to address them as soon as possible. Ignoring small problems can lead to larger and more expensive issues down the road.

Whether it’s a leaky roof or missing shingles, make sure to get professional help in fixing the issue before it becomes a major problem.

Consider Professional Maintenance

In addition to regular DIY maintenance, it’s also a good idea to schedule professional maintenance for your roof. A professional roofing contractor, like Absolute Home Solutions, can conduct a thorough inspection and make any necessary repairs or replacements.

Having a professional check on your roof at least once a year can help prolong its lifespan and catch any potential issues early on.

Taking care of your roof is essential to maintaining the overall health and safety of your home. By conducting regular inspections, keeping gutters and downspouts clean, trimming nearby trees, addressing issues immediately, and considering professional maintenance, you can ensure that your roof stays in top condition for years to come!

Contact Absolute Home Solutions today to learn more about our roofing services all year round!

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