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Roof It Forward - Ways To Prep Your Roof For The New Year

January 30, 2023

As the new year gets underway, you may have set a few New Year's resolutions to complete maintenance and upkeep on your house. Your roof is one of the most critical components of your home since it is one of the main sources of protection from outdoor elements. It's extremely important to keep up with routine maintenance on your roof so it remains in great condition. Continue reading to learn ways to prep your roof for the new year.

Clean Your Roof

Get a headstart on your Spring cleaning and have your roof cleaned. Fallen leaves and moss can cause staining and dirt to remain on your roof's shingles. If this debris is left for an extended period of time, it can result in damage by deteriorating the shingles and rotting other roof materials.

While you could clean your roof yourself with water and a stiff broom, it's best to hire a roof cleaning company for your safety.

If you would like to learn more about roof cleaning, read our blog to understand the benefits and reasoning behind cleaning your roof.

Clean Your Gutters

Your gutters are an essential part of your roofing system. A properly functioning gutter system will move water from on your roof to the ground. Fall and winter can cause a large amount of debris to land in your gutters. This debris can end up causing blockages in the gutters and downspouts, causing water to end up sitting on top of your gutters or on the roof. As a result, your gutters could get too heavy and pull away from the roof or rust can begin to form.

At least once a year, your gutters should have all debris removed and should be cleaned to make sure they are working properly. For your safety, it is best to hire a gutter cleaning company to complete this on your behalf.

Remove Overhanging Branches

If you have branches hanging over your home, there could be problems brewing. Not only could the branches end up falling on your home, but leaves and other debris could be exacerbating the issues with debris landing in your gutters and on your roof. In strong winds, the branches could end up scratching or hitting your roof without falling off. For the overall health of your roof, it's best to not have any branches or tree limbs hanging over your roof.

To have them removed, contact a tree removal company so they can remove the branch safely.

To ensure your roof is ready for 2023 schedule a free video roofing inspection with ARAC Roof It Forward! A free video roof inspection will allow our team to diagnose potential problems before spring arrives. After the examination, we will show you any concerning areas of your roof, review your repair options, and provide a cost estimate. Schedule your free video inspection with Roof It Forward today.


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