A roof guarantees your home protection from the sun, the rain, animals, bugs, and falling debris. Roofs are normally meant to last for at least 25 years, but if they are maintained properly this life can probably be extended. What do you need to do for proper roof maintenance Naples?
If you are buying a home, have the roof properly assessed by a professional and get it repaired or looked at as suggested by the expert. If your property has large trees surrounding the home, make sure that none of the branches of the trees extends over your home. If they do so, get them trimmed, with proper advice from an arborist. Overhanging tree branches can damage and puncture shingle and cause the roof to leak. Make this a yearly exercise to ensure that branches are not too close to your roof.
Trees will shed leaves during the year, and these can accumulate on the roof and find their way into the gutters. The gutter can then get clogged, causing rainwater to back up behind fascia boards, into the attic or find their way into your home. Clean the roof a couple of times a year, and see that the gutter is properly functional. If they are sagging or leaking, carry out any needed repairs.
All roofs will have some sort of ventilation that keeps heat and moisture from getting into the rafting and sheathing. Make sure the ventilation is effective and all the roof components are always dry. If your roof has insulation ensure that it has vented spaces that allow air to pass freely, and prevent the buildup of moisture.
Always make it a point to check your house inside for leaks and water stains, especially after a heavy storm. Roof maintenance Naples has to be especially undertaken before and after the rainy month of November. Throughout the year you must pay constant attention to the colour of your roof, especially the northern part that will mainly have shade. If you see that it shows streaks, it means that in times of humidity, there has been a formation of fungus, algae, and mould. These growths can cause a deterioration in the material of the roofing, and lead to all kinds of troubles and leaks.
Shingled roofs can get damaged or wear out when constantly exposed to sun and rain. It can tear off during high winds and make your roof vulnerable to leakage. Make it a point to survey your roof and all its components at least once or twice a year. Getting up on the roof is risky, so if you do not feel confident get in a roofing company to carry out such inspections. Ask them for a report and undertake any repairs that they suggest, without delay.
Regular inspection of roofs, cleaning of gutters, checking all its components, and repairing any defects noticed can go a long way to help you avoid costly repairs and possible replacement of roofs. This inspection must be carried out just before the seasonal climate in Naples starts becoming extreme.