Keep Your Roof in Tip-Top Shape

In preparation for the year ahead, your roof is one of the most important areas to maintain.  Periodic roof maintenance helps prevent major issues that can lead to serious homeowner claims.

Roof
Check for damage to your roof and have a professional inspection, if necessary.

Attic
Go to the attic. If there is visible moisture or discoloration, your roof might be leaking.

Siding
Examine the paint on your siding and trim. If it is peeling, you might need new paint to protect against the effects of weather.

Leaks
Check for leaks around window and door sills. Improving your seals can lower your energy bills.

Debris
Clean debris from gutters and downspouts, and make sure they’re draining away from the home.

Greenery
Trim overhanging tree branches, untidy vegetation, and overgrown shrubs.

Winter weather often results in gradual damage that homeowners can miss if they aren’t looking closely.  This is particularly important to watch out for because homeowners policies do not provide coverage for wear and tear.  It’s well worth it to spend a little time on home maintenance this spring, so that a small roof issue doesn’t turn into a big roof issue!

 

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