Regular roof inspections are essential for maintaining the health of your roof. It’s recommended to have a professional inspection every 1-3 years, with the frequency depending on the age of your roof and the local weather conditions you face. Besides these professional checks, it’s a good idea to visually inspect your roof from the ground occasionally, particularly after significant storms. If you notice anything unusual, don’t hesitate to contact Platinum Exteriors. We’re ready to come out and take a closer look to ensure your roof remains in optimal condition.
Gutters and downspouts, while not directly affecting your roof’s condition, are integral components of your roofing system. Their role in safeguarding your siding and basement from water damage is crucial. To ensure they function effectively, it’s important to clean your gutters annually, especially after the fall when trees have shed their leaves. This routine maintenance helps prevent blockages that could lead to water damage, ensuring the overall health of your home’s exterior.
Trees with branches overhanging your roof can lead to a few potential problems. Firstly, there’s the risk of a limb breaking off and causing damage to your home. Secondly, such trees often drop leaves, twigs, and other debris onto your roof, which can accumulate and cause issues. Lastly, overhanging branches provide an easy access route for nuisance wildlife like raccoons and squirrels, who might then damage your roof or find their way into your attic. To avoid these issues, it’s wise to trim back any overhanging limbs or, if necessary, remove the trees altogether. This proactive approach can help prevent damage and maintain the integrity of your roof.