Hail season is over for now. But if you live in Texas, you already know how temperamental the weather can be. Still, it’s a safe guess that your roof has incurred some damage from the extreme spring weather. It is time to call CK Roofing to consider repairing or replacing your roof so your home continues to stay safe and dry for the next season.
However, if you aren’t quite ready to repair or replace your roof, here are a few ways to extend the life of your current roof.
Clean Your Roof
Your roof is your first line of defense between you and the outside elements. It is important to clean your roof to extend the life of your roof. Cleaning your roof will keep your shingles in tip-top shape, and will help it prepare to weather any storm.
Most home roofs have asphalt shingles. If your home happens to have asphalt shingles, this next bit of advice is key. It’s worth noting that asphalt shingles can sometimes grow moss in certain conditions. If you have moss on your asphalt shingles, remove it sooner rather than later. Moss causes the shingles to curl up.
Curled shingles can be detrimental to your roof because the Texas wind can blow them right off. This causes an even bigger problem because when shingles are missing, your roof can spring leaks. Water damage is devastating to the health of your house.
To prevent these damages, it is best to prioritize cleaning your roof.
Trim Your Trees
Houston has beautiful big trees. But despite their beauty, these trees aren’t doing your roof any favors. Trees falling from high winds or a rain storm are dangerous for homeowners– and of course, for their roofs. A big tree branch falling onto roofs is something that has endangered many.
Avoid this threat and expensive repair by keeping those branches trimmed. Hail season and other perilous weather seasons can damage your trees and easily put your home at risk.
Even if you don’t have huge looming branches over your roof, keep the trees tidy as you don’t want too many leaves falling on your house and bogging up your gutters. The less stress put on your roof, the less time you will have to spend to repair or replace your roof.
Clean Your Gutters
This goes hand in hand with keeping your trees trimmed. Gutters are an easy part of the roof to forget about, but they are just as important as shingles.
Gutters help prevent water damage by redirecting rainfall away from the house. They can quickly get full of leaves, twigs, and other debris if not cleaned out. This can block the water flow. When this happens, it quickly becomes stagnant and can invite bugs and critters to house inside your roof. Keep those pesky mosquitoes from taking up residence by cleaning your gutters.
You can clean your gutters yourself or call a professional. Bob Villa explains several different ways to clean out your gutters safely.
CK Roofing Is Here For All Your Houston Roofing Needs
CK Roofing has your back and is ready to make sure the roof over your head is in top condition. For 25 years the leader of CK Roofing has been involved in roofing and construction. His many years of experience have brought him success and expertise in the roofing industry.
CK Roofing is available to help you around the clock with services in the Houston area.
Contact CK Roofing today for a free consultation. You can also call at (281)747-5547. More than just a free consultation, call in case of a roofing emergency and CK Roofing will be there quickly to assess the situation.