Well, 2022 is nearly upon us and it’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions. In addition to the ones you make for personal reasons (weight loss, make more money, get a new job, etc.), you should make one for your roof.
Because your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, it stands to reason that you would prioritize how well you take care of it. The roof is the biggest component on your home, which is why you should resolve to care more for it in 2022.
Get Regular Inspections
Keeping your roof in tip-top shape means you should have it inspected regularly by a professional. They can go through a checklist of things to look for and let you know if anything needs to be repaired. But you can also give your roof your own inspection every so often. No need to get on the roof. Just stay on the ground and walk around with a pair of binoculars.
Look for damaged or missing tiles or shingles, rusted flashing, crumbling chimney bricks, signs of leaks, and more. But remember, not all damage can be seen by the naked eye. This is why it’s a good idea to hire a roofer once a year to perform an inspection. Staying on top of minor issues before they become real problems can save you a lot of money and headache later.
Clean Your Roof
You will enjoy a longer lifespan for your roof if you vow to clean it often. You can pressure wash your roof, but you have to be careful to angle the wand the right way and not use too much pressure. Otherwise, water can get under your shingles and leak into your home. It’s best to have a professional do this.
Also, keep trees neatly trimmed back if they hang over your roof and clean out your gutters twice a year.
Make Necessary Repairs
When you notice areas of neglect or disrepair, call your trusted roofer right away to make the repairs. Letting them go won’t solve anything – it will actually cause you more problems down the line in the form of leaks, pest invasion, and high replacement bills. From replacing missing shingles to repairing crumbling chimneys, now is the time to get these done.
While working on your personal resolutions for 2022, make sure to work on some for your home this New Year. Your roof needs TLC, and it will thank you for it later when it outlasts all the other roofs in the neighborhood!
Contact Ferris Roofing
Happy New Year to all of you from all of us at Ferris Roofing! Contact us at 817-727-4214 for a free quote on roofing inspections and repairs. We would be happy to help you keep your roofing resolutions for 2022.