6 Tips for Maintaining Your New Roof

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Whether you have just moved into a new home, or your roof has been replaced, it is important to have roof maintenance on top of your list. A roof is the first line of defense against environmental threats, such as rain, hail, and wind. If you want your family and belongings to be safe, you need a strong roof over your head at all times. However, you might brush maintaining your new roof aside, why would it need attention when it’s brand new? Well that’s the thing. No matter how new or old your roof is, it always needs attention. Here are some tips for maintaining your new roof.

Beware of the Trees

As much as we love our trees, they can damage your roof if they are too close. Whenever you see branches that are leaning into your roof, trim them. These branches can scratch and gouge your roof materials and damage your shingles. You don’t want shingles with holes on them.

Clean Leaves and Other Debris

Leaves and other debris can clog your gutter system. This prevents water from taking its natural course down and away from your roof and belongings. Water gets backed into your attic, living room areas, or behind the fascia boards. You need a functioning gutter to prevent leaks and water damage. We recommend getting your roof cleaned once or twice a year.

Keep an Eye Out for Damaged Shingles

Since your roof is constantly exposed to the elements of weather, your shingles experience wear and tear. They get broken, punctured, or even completely ripped off, leaving you with holes in your roof. You want to catch these issues as soon as they happen because they are the perfect scenario for water damage. First Out Roofing can inspect your roof and repair these shingles with just a simple phone call.

Check Your Attic

Your attic will give you one of the earlier signs of leaks. Check your attic walls, floor, and ceiling for any water stains. Also, take a look at the shingles after a heavy storm.

Ventilation 

Your roof needs proper ventilation. Without it, moisture and heat can cause sheathing and rafting to rot. Your roofing materials will buckle and your insulation will lose effectiveness. Your entire roofing system will become ineffective. Luckily for you, First Out Roofing installs, repairs, and replaces ventilation systems. 

Streaking and Mold

Areas on your roof exposed to long periods of shade when there’s humidity will eventually become streaked with mold, fungus, and algae. If left untreated, this will deteriorate the lifespan of your roof and can lead to leaks.

Proper Maintenance with First Out Roofing

First Out Roofing is only a call away. We can help with maintaining your new roof and offer advice to expand its lifespan. We’ve been servicing the Dallas-Fort Worth area for more than 25 years. There isn’t a roofing problem we haven’t seen and fixed. Whether you need an inspection or a full replacement, we have your back. Let’s keep your roof strong and your family safe.

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