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How to Care for Your Roof

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Care for your roof by keeping it clean of debris and examining it for damage regularly.

If you’ve just gotten brand new roof shingles from Capital Remodeling, you may feel a weight lift off your shoulders. You no longer have to worry about leaks and water damage due to warped or missing shingles! While this may be true, there are still a few things that you can do as a responsible homeowner to care for your roof and get the most out of your new shingles. Proper maintenance is the key to a long-lasting roof!

Clean Debris

If you have a large tree next to your home, you may notice that leaves and other debris collect on the roof, especially after a storm. It’s important to clear away debris like this, as it can retain moisture, which causes deterioration over time. When cleaning, keep in mind that debris will collect in the crevices of chimneys, skylights, pipes, and sections of the roof that meet at an angle.

Replace Damaged Shingles

After a particularly nasty storm, you may walk into your yard and notice that a shingle has become dislodged. If this happens to you, make sure that you care for your roof by acting quickly to immediately replace the missing shingle before any water damage can occur.

Keep Gutters Clean

Clogged gutters pose several problems. Since the water from your roof is not able to be directed away from the home, it may pool up at the base of your home, causing damage to the foundation. Gutters clogged with leaves, sticks, and other debris also make perfect homes for unwanted pests. Prevent these problems by cleaning your gutters regularly.

Prune Nearby Branches

Overhanging branches that rub against your roof cause unwanted friction that can damage your roof. Pruning these branches prevents this damage as well as deters squirrels and other pests from easily accessing your roof.

Examine Your Roof Annually

As a rule of thumb, homeowners should examine their roofing and look for damage once per year. To do this, simply walk around your home and try to view your roof from different vantage points. You may use binoculars to see if you can find any damage. If you do find damage, make sure you contact your local roofing professionals to repair the damage immediately.

Get in Touch with Capital Remodeling

Capital Remodeling is ready to transform your home this spring with affordable and durable vinyl replacement windows. With our quality replacement window options and remodeling services, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end result. If you are ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-310-7154. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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