As the New Year begins, it is time to create a plan for your home maintenance schedules. This is the ideal time to plan out when maintenance projects should be completed. As Benjamin Franklin was quoted as stating, “if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail”. For example, in March, here is a list of items to include in your maintenance plan.
- Do an A/C check
- Run sprinkler and check for broken heads
- Remove all spider webs
- Clean dryer vent
- Oil garage door wheels
Here is an excellent list to keep in mind for November:
- Clean gutters
- Furnace check
- Winterize sprinklers
- Service water heater
- Test smoke detectors
As you can easily see, it doesn’t take much to create a maintenance plan to ensure your home runs smoothly. What about your roofing system? The roof is a vital component to the comfort of your home, yearlong.
Here are some tips for keeping your roof safe for 2023
Trim Your Trees
Any overhanging branches can fall and cause great damage to your roof when the storms come. Observe which branches are overgrown and chose the best solution in trimming them back. If you have concerns about the safety of trimming your trees, it is wise to contact a professional who can assist you.
Check the Gutter System
Debris and leaves can clutter up your gutter system. Birds have been known to create nests in gutters, and squirrels love to find areas to store their nuts. By cleaning out your gutters of the debris collected, and checking them regularly, the water can freely flow to the downspouts and away from your foundation. Also check your gutter system for broken fasteners, loose brackets, or cracked edges. These all can cause future problems so it is best to look for damage and fix it as soon as possible.
Immediately Fix Leaks
Even the smallest of leaks can begin to create complications and grow into expensive repairs if you ignore them. Check your ceilings and walls for any discoloration or wet spots. This is a clear indication of a water leaking problem.
Treat for Moss
Not only do moss and mildew create an unsightly, unkept appearance of your home, but they can be seriously detrimental to the integrity of your roof. Moss and algae retain moisture and can cause leaking problems into the attic of your home. Seeking professional assistance and wisdom when dealing with moss, mildew, and algae is a smart decision.
Take the time to request a yearly inspection of your roof from a trusted reliable roofing contractor. They know and understand what to look for, and know how to solve simple problems before they become huge repair bills. Beck Roofing and Restoration is the ideal company to call for all of your roofing needs! We pride ourselves on bringing quality to each project, honesty in our communication, and the peace of mind when it comes to roofing that you deserve. We believe in “bringing quality back to the customer” every day with our quality-oriented service. Hire a team of roofing experts you can trust! Call Beck Roofing and Restoration in Houston!