Things To Look At To Protect Your Home And Your Roof

Our homes take a lot punishment over the years and as such will need to be maintained and updated on a regular basis.  Taking the time to really keep an eye on your property and follow up on general maintenance will help to reduce any large repair costs, however, knowing areas to avoid on the onset will also help in preventing issues.  Here are a few you will want to consider.

Hail, wind and storms

The primary cause for damage to your roofing littleton co comes from the weather.  Hail can cause a lot of damage to your roof by striking it with such force that dents are formed, nails are loosened and even cracks are formed.  Wind also plays a major role in damage.  With strong gusts shingles can be ripped from the roof as well as flashing torn and bent, leading to areas where water can seep into your home.

Pooling water

Try to remove any large and even small water accumulation.  When we have pooling water it can cause wood to rot, insects to breed and much more.  Water is not our friend when it comes to construction materials and our home.  Whenever possible dry up this water and encourage drainage. 

Gutters

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Install gutters on your home.  This will help you with pooling water and to keep water from entering into areas crated by storms and other damage.  When installing gutters consider the ones that have the guard at the top.  These will also have the added benefit of not allowing leaves and other debris to enter the gutter clogging them up and causing additional issues down the road.

Do inspections

Once a month or after a major storm go out and do a visual inspection of your home.  This will allow you to locate any problem areas as well as crate a plan to keep future possible problems at bay.