It’s safe to say that the roof is a very important part of any home. Indeed, a home minus a roof isn’t really a home at all. The roof is crucial for keeping out nasty weather, shielding us from the hot sun, keeping us cool during the summer months and warm during the winter; basically for keeping us comfortable and safe.
Regular maintenance of your roof is a central part of good home maintenance. By performing a bunch of little maintenance tasks regularly you can avoid potentially bigger problems down the line. Those big problems can be quite expensive, but conscientious preventative maintenance can ensure that you avoid any drama and keep your roof in good condition for the decades to come.
But to maintain a roof well, there are some things that you need to know about the basics of roof maintenance first. Even if you choose to have a roofing contractor work on your roof, there are a few things you can do to keep track of your roof’s condition and catch problems before they become bigger ones. Of course, a lot of these upkeep chores can also be DIY, so long as you’re ok with being on ladders and working at heights.