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An unkempt roof can be dangerous and costly to repair. Learn how to prevent damage on it with this post by Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond, VA.

Putting a roof over your head is one of the main reasons to have a house. However, if you don't do a good job at keeping up with your roof's maintenance, it may not be able to provide the protection and security you want from it. That's why, you should follow the tips below to prevent roof damage.

Call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 128 if your roof requires professional property restoration in Richmond, VA.

How to Prevent Roof Damage

Be Aware of Your Roof's Condition

First and foremost, if you want to do a good job of keeping your roof in mint condition, then you actually need to be aware of its condition (or else, how would you know?). To that end, it's recommended that you first spend a few minutes every so often noticing the ceiling inside your home and the state it's in. Moreover, it's suggested that you hop on the roof every couple of months. While you're up there, you should be aware of the roof's cleanliness, its cracks, its waterproofing, and other similar aspects regarding its condition.

Clean the Roof With Regularity

You may think that allowing your roof to remain dirty is no big deal. After all, who's even going to know that it's dirty? The roof's cleanliness is mostly out of sight, which means it's out of mind. Still, neglecting this step in its maintenance can bring a slew of problems. This is because, as you're probably aware, your roof can gather a lot of trash (from dust and dirt, to debris, dead leaves, and random garbage). Letting that filth remain on your roof for extended period of times can damage your roof, as the trash will begin to accumulate humidity.

Unblock Your Gutters and Downspouts

And while we're on the subject of humidity, unblock your gutters and downspouts. When it rains or another kind of precipitation happens, water and moisture remain on your roof, stagnant, unless it's helped down. If it's not, this can cause serious mold and water damage to your roof and home. Luckily, your roof has gutters and downspouts precisely to help the water down and keep it from creating a mess. Unfortunately, they can be easily blocked by garbage, dead leaves, and more. Clean them with regularity (once every new season starts, for example), to keep them working properly.

Call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 128 to request a free estimate on professional property restoration in Richmond, VA.

Take Care of the Shingles

Shingles are an incredibly popular roof covering in which different pieces overlap with each other and create a sort of cascade down the roof. In a way, shingles can be a waterproofing method, as they allow water to slide down them onto the ground. If they're in good shape, that is. If one of said pieces is broken, worn down, or missing, water can begin to leak through them, causing water damage and a mold problem in your home. That's why you should do a good job at minding and maintaining the shingles on your roof.

Consider the Seasons

As you already know, your roof is completely exposed to the elements. This means that it needs to be able to endure from intensely hot days, to wet days, snowy days, and much more. This is why, if you want to maintain your roof in great shape for longer, you need to consider the seasons and the changes in the weather that they bring with them. To that end: during the wet season, waterproof it; during the fall season, take care of dead leaves; during the winter, clean the snow away. Adapt your roof care routine to the season you're going through to do an effective job.

Have Professional Inspections Regularly

A final but very important tip is that you should have professional inspections regularly. Having an expert on your roof is essential to keep it in mint condition for years to come. This is because they have the knowledge and experience to identify problems with your roof, and to deal with them in an effective manner. Call a professional around once or twice a year, so you can be certain your roof is ready to protect you.

If your home has been through a lot and is now in need of property restoration in Richmond, VA, call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 128.