Roof repairs and replacement are expensive, and barring severe damage from storms, are largely preventable with the right steps. Part of caring for and maintaining your home properly is preserving your roof. While expert Jacksonville, Florida roofing services can offer vital help, there are many things that you can do on your own to help ensure that your roof lasts as long as possible. Here are the most important active steps for a homeowner to take.
Ideally, you’ll clean your roof at least twice per year – during the spring and fall (or early summer and early winter). You might not think it, but your roof acts as a trap for a variety of things. Over time, these items build up and threaten the health and stability of your roof, and even your entire home. Clean your roof by inspecting it for leaves and branches – particularly in the valleys. Debris buildup within valleys can easily lead to mold growth on shingles, but can also dam up water and allow it to run under the shingles and into your home, where it will create serious problems.Continue reading