Well, you did it! After years of saving up, planning, and tightening the budget, you finally got your new home! You’re a homeowner now - it even feels nice saying it, doesn’t it! But with great power comes great responsibility! During your first few years, you will be learning a lot of new things, from gardening to plumbing to electrical work. One of the most important things you will have to learn is taking care of your roof. Here are some top tips you should know about your roof!
What New Homeowners Should Know About Their Roof
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Maintaining Your Roof
Just like how doing regular maintenance on your car prevents costly repairs, maintaining your roof will also save you from being replaced prematurely. Every year, make sure you have your roof inspected by a reputable roofing company. Repairing simple problems like cracking, damaged or loose shingles will go a long way to ensure your roof has a long-lasting life!
Look for Damages After Bad Weather
More than one year has passed after the deadly tornadoes that took the lives of 24 people in Tennessee and caused 1.6 billion dollars in damages. Especially after winter and tornado season, you should visually inspect your roof for any damages. Fallen shingles on the ground are a bad sign, and you should call a professional immediately to prevent any further damage to your roof.
Keep Your Roof Clean
One simple thing you can do regularly is to clean out your roof from any leaves, branches, moss, and algae. Make sure you have a good grip when you are on the roof, if you feel unconfident about being on your roof at all, get the help of a professional. There is no shame in admitting defeat sometimes!
Get All the Info
No matter what you do, your roof will need to be replaced sometime in the future. However, getting all the necessary info from the previous owner (if the house is not brand new) will help you give a rough idea of when this replacement will happen. Make sure you know when your roof was replaced or maintained, and whether it is still under warranty or not. If you haven’t gotten the roof inspected before buying it, get it inspected right now!
Although you are happy that you won’t have to pay rent anymore, neglecting the needs of your house can cost more than paying rent. One of the most costly repairs/replacements is the roofing of your house. Well, if you are in the Nashville, TN area, you are in luck! With more than 15 years of experience, our professional team at Tim Leeper Roofing can help you with all of your roofing needs, whether it be repairing, inspecting, or completely replacing the roof. Get your free estimate by calling 615-553-2782, or by submitting the form at this link!