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Four Essential Roof Maintenance Tips

If you are looking for quality roof maintenance in Ventura County, here are some things that you should do occasionally. Keep in mind that you will probably want to have a qualified roof contractor perform these tasks for you, as roofing work can be very dangerous for the untrained person.

Inspect Your Roof Regularly

One of the first things that you should do or have a professional do for you is inspect your roof regularly. Be aware of any shingles that look damaged or are starting to curl. If you ever have a storm, make sure you check your roof for missing shingles. You will also want to be aware of any standing water in your roof or gutters, as these can cause erosion of shingles, leaks, and ice damming.

Clear Your Debris Off Your Roof

Although not technically part of your roof, cleaning your rain gutters is essential for proper roof maintenance in Ventura County. During the fall and winter especially, there may be sticks and leaves up on your roof and in your gutter, which can cause ice damming or standing water. Double check also the condition of your rain gutters to make sure no seams are coming apart and the gutter is still securely attached to the roof.

Be Aware Of Areas Prone To Leakage

Places where there are vents, chimneys, skylights, and other openings are more prone to serious leaking than other parts of your roof are. Make sure that you are aware where these trouble spots are and that you are keeping up with them. A roofing contractor will be able to inspect these areas and make sure that there is no leakage or corrosion.

Trim Tree Branches That Contact Your Roof

One final task for optimum roof maintenance in Ventura County that you want to make sure and do is trim any tree branches that might be hanging over your roof. Not only can the tree branches fall off and cause damage that way, but this also is a great way for termites to gain access to your home. Calling a roofing contractor for any of these issues would definitely be a good idea.

 

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