10 Oct 4 Areas To Monitor On Your Roof This Fall
Among the most important components of your house is its roof. Yes were roofers, but consider this: your familys roof protects you from natures wrath as well as the suns powerful rays. Its rough and tough yet you cant completely ignore it. You need to give your roof a Fall inspection.
Your roof requires some tender loving care similar to everything else that serves an important function. Lets explore some spring roof cleanup tips (roof maintenance) that will help your roof endure a good long time.
Leaves and Pine Needles are a Legitimate Threat
Most roofs have some scattered leaves, pine needles and other random debris on it. A couple leaves here and there wont damage your roof. However, when leaves and pine needles begin to accumulate, they become a valid threat to your roofs integrity.
Mounds of leaves absorb moisture and eventually become too heavy for some roofs. Even if they dont total up to a weight that harms the roof, they can trap moisture that leads to mildew.
Some accumulation of leaves and pine needles will even get in the way of your homes gutters, jamming important pathways for rainwater and melting snow. Grab a large rake or an air blower to remove the scattered debris.
Just make sure to avoid scraping or denting the shingles as you clean. We recommend taking proper precautions when cleaning gutters.
Mind the Gutters
The winter snow often gets so heavy that it damages the gutters. Furthermore, leaves, pine needles and other loose items can clog up these critically important pathways as well. Yet homeowners are not defenseless against gutter threats.
Take the initiative to inspect your gutters at the beginning of each spring. Ensure that rainwater can flow unimpeded along every one of your homes gutters. If you spot any clogs, loose nails or anything else that prevents the gutters from functioning as designed, perform the appropriate cleaning or repairs before these flaws result in costly damage.
Wage War on Mold
Cutting tree limbs and discarding leaves that have accumulated on the roof will reduce harmful moss growth as the sunlight will have more of a direct path to the rooftop. Moss requires moisture to grow. Your goal should be a dry roof that has minimal (if any) mold growth. You can also get various chemicals that will rid your roof of moss.
However, if it rains in the aftermath of the chemical application, the runoff might harm plant growth around your homes periphery.
Some homeowners have found success in the fight against mold by nailing copper and/or zinc strips along the ridge line. Once rainfall hits these strips, moss will not have the ability to grow.
If you notice discolored streaks on your homes roof, it has already been impacted by mold, fungus or algae. Each of these unsavory growths will eat right into your roof. The eventual result will undoubtedly be a nasty and costly leak. Some homeowners have prevent this problem by applying a copper sulfate or chlorine bleach solution with their garden sprayer to kill the vast majority of the mold.
Dont let Your Trees Limbs Reach the Roofing
All of us love lush, tall trees yet these monsters have the potential to damage our roofs. If tree limbs have extended to your homes roof, trim them before they cause a serious problem. Otherwise, these tree limbs will scrape the shingles and disrupt the granules that safeguard your roof from a myriad of threats.
Eliminating wayward tree limbs has the potential to preserve your roofs integrity for many years beyond what would have been possible had you let them grow unimpeded. Make sure to trim the limbs quite short so that you dont need to do the job again in the future.
You may also want to read Watch For Common Roofing Problems.
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