It does not matter where you go, but the best place on earth will surely be your home. The coziness and shelter that home gives is incomparable. You have been working hard day and night to get your house built, but do you now how you can do roof protection.
The aim of roof protection is to protect the roof ensuring long-term durability and safety. Your roof never has a “good day,” the terror of heat, rain or cold surrounds it on one or the other day. Risks that your house’s roof is prone to also depend on the place where your home is located.
Following some simple steps will better the roof protection:
o When planning to undertake the re-roofing project, make sure that your roofing contractor removes all the roof-covering materials, down to the sheathing. It is advisable that you never add a second layer of shingles over an existing layer in areas prone to strong winds.
o Install self-adhesive roof or window flashing tape over the joints between the outer layers to provide a backup level of water protection.
o Get the sheathing inspected for damage or a crumble. Replace any weak material with sheathing rated for your support spacing.
o When contracting for roof repairs, hire a licensed, insured professional roofing contractor.
In case, you stay at a higher altitude where heavy snowfall occurs you need to take special care as the snow that falls at the roof takes the form of ice dams. This snow starts melting with the heat coming from the home and finds its way under the roof shingles, causing damage to the interior of the home as well as the roof. Keep the following points in mind and ensure long and safe roof:
- Use a roof rake to remove snow from the roof. Do inspect and clean the gutters regularly.
The attic floor should be insulated to help keep the attic roof cold. Try to keep it as cold on the underside of your roof as it is outside.
Make sure that the vents or the openings are not blocked, and cold air is flowing along the underside of your roof.
The roof should be leak proof as the worn-out roofs begin to leak. Water entering into your home through leaky roofs can damage attic insulation, penetrate and destroy ceilings, and can eventually rot house’s support structure.
Groom the trees near on the property as they too can harm the roof. You can also hire a licensed, insured professional tree service to trim the tree properly and to keep branches away from harming the property.
Roof works as a shelter saving one from heat, cold winds, rain and many other harmful facets. It protects you and in return, you need to protect it to ensure your safety. Roof protection is an essence for your home, and ensures your home’s long life and durability. You care about your roof and it will surely take care of you.