Most of your past New Year’s resolutions probably dealt with health-related issues (get more exercise, eat healthier, etc.). It’s a good idea to apply that same kind of “healthy” thinking to your roof for the coming New Year. Your trusted roofer, Blue Square Roofing & Construction, LLC, suggests these four roofing resolutions.
1. Examine and Attend to Leaks
Clear watermarks and drywall saturation can cause part or the whole ceiling to fall. There may also be unseen damage to electrical wires and fixtures and insulation. They can promote the growth of mold and fungus. Those problems will be much more costly to deal with in the long run than taking care of the leaks now.
2. Clean Your Roof
Cleaning your roof will keep it in good condition. Removing old leaves, branches, and other waste can help ensure good water flow. It will reduce standing water that could cause a serious roof leak. Keeping your cool roof clean will also help maintain its high reflectivity.
3. Plan a Roof Replacement
Consider how old your roof is and its expected lifespan. It’s true that replacing a roof is a large capital investment. Nonetheless, it makes sense to do it before leaks and other issues cause interior damage. They can then become expensive maintenance concerns.
4. Use an Established, Reliable, Professional Roofing Contractor
Before hiring a roofing contractor, ask for references and check them well. Be sure he is a licensed roofer, bonded, insured, and in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Ask whether he will stand behind the installation with a warranty. The materials have their own product warranty that won’t cover the installation. His written warranty should cover problems that develop including a leaking roof.
You can count on the maintenance expertise of Blue Square Roofing & Construction, LLC. We’ll help you keep whatever roofing resolutions you make for the New Year. Call (256) 572-7431 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.