There are many home improvements that we look forward to completing — like a gorgeous kitchen update or planting a lovely garden. But one task that may be less exciting to invest time and money into (but even more important) is roof repair. This area of our house deserves some extra attention because neglecting it can lead to high energy bills, extensive damage or worse, not to mention the costs to fix it.
To keep your roof in good standing for years to come, here are four things you should know about maintaining them:
When to call a professional roofing, contractor is do a visual inspection of your roof several times a year. Call a professional if you see streaking stains on the shingles, curled or buckled shingles, areas on the roof missing granules or rusted flashings. Water stains in the attic or moss or mold on the roof are also signs of potential problems. It may be time for a new roof if you are noticing higher than average energy bills, moisture or mold in the attic, or leaks after extreme weather.
It’s all about maintenance. Once a year, you should clean the cobwebs and dust from your ventilation system and exhaust vents. Then, caulk with a high-grade sealant around pipes and vents and paint any exposed metal to prevent rust. Also, remove leaves and other debris from the gutters so they don’t dam up and overflow.
Once choice can make it last forever (almost). Red beacon reports that asphalt shingle roofs tend to last approximately twenty years. Although, if a roof is installed correctly with the right components, it can last a lifetime.
People do notice. Your roofing material can enhance your home’s curb appeal. On average, 40 percent of what you see from the road is the roof!) And Realtor Mag includes roof replacement in the top ten valuable home improvement projects and reports that homeowners can expect to recoup 56.7 percent of these costs when selling.
You are in safe hands with us, whether it be for your business or your home, and you’re not sure what to do… Give us a call Don Schmidt Roofing would love to earn your trust and help you with your central Florida home/commercial roof repair or installation. Call us at 407.892.9884 today or contact us online at www.DonSchmidtRoofing.com. We are a local family owned business serving central Florida since 1988 and an Osceola county resident since 1959. Put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust.
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