A metal roof in Tampa can give different kinds of impressions to an observer: a well-maintained roof may suggest a sense of progression and stability, while an unkempt roof may indicate a sense of disorder. Furthermore, a roof is a form of investment. According to Remodeling magazine’s “2014 Cost vs. Value Report,” a midrange roof replacement project can give you an ROI of as much as 67.6%.
Maintaining metal roofing in Tampa or any other kind of roofing is a must since it can help in lengthening your roof’s life. Arry’s Roofing provides you with a brief roofing maintenance checklist so that you can start 2015 with the right disposition.
Clean your property.
Cleaning has always proved to be helpful in keeping something preserved and healthy—this includes your roof. You can start by cleaning your gutters and downspouts. Freeing them of unnecessary things like leaves, twigs, sediments, and other kinds of debris helps to avoid clogging. You can also trim your trees of their dead branches so that they won’t fall on your roof and result in damage due to impact.
Make sure your insulation and ventilation system is functioning properly.
A good, well-functioning insulation and ventilation system can help keep the comfort level in your home whatever the season. Maintaining a balance between the outside and inside temperatures also helps in saving you money on energy costs.
Inspect the roof.
Whether you’re going to do it yourself (which is really dangerous) or you’re going to hire someone else to do the job, a roof inspection must be done at least twice a year. If you’re going to do it yourself, here are some things you need to know:
- Check the condition of your roof shingles, whether they’re curling, missing, worn-out, or just plain damaged.
- Check if there’s mold and mildew formation. The presence of these algae is usually a sign of possible rotting.
- If you have a metal roof, check if there’s rusting.
We hope that through these few helpful tips, you and your roof will be able to welcome the first few months of 2015 with a bang. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to call us.