Essential DIY Roof Maintenance Tips

You Can Do Yourself

Tips you can do yourself to extend the life of your roof and keep your home safe.

Roof Maintenance Tips you can do yourself by Crowther Roofing and Cooling in Fort Myers, Sarasota and Jupiter

Roof maintenance is a key part of homeownership. It helps extend the life of your roof, whether it is new or old. In some cases, regular maintenance may even be required to keep your roof’s warranty valid.

1. Trim trees: Overhanging branches from trees can damage roofing materials, including shingles, tiles, and metal roofs. Trimming trees near the roof can help prevent this damage and reduce the risk of water damage to the home.

2. Clean out gutters and downspouts: Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause water to back up and damage the roof. Cleaning out gutters and downspouts regularly can help prevent this damage and ensure that water is properly redirected away from the home.

3. Attic maintenance: Regularly inspecting and maintaining the attic can help prevent damage to the roof. This can include checking for proper insulation, proper ventilation and ensuring that there is no water damage or mold.

4. Check your insulation and ventilation. Proper insulation and ventilation are key. Florida attics get hot, but if the attic is not properly ventilated or insulated, the heat can build up and cause damage to the roof from the inside.

5. Check for leaks and stains. Twice a year, take a trip to your attic during heavy rain. That’s the best time to see if there are problem spots so you can nip them in the bud when the rain lets up.

If you don't like ladders or attics, let us at Crowther Roofing take care of your roof maintenance needs. Contact us today to learn more about our custom roof maintenance program.