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How to Take Care of Your Sandpiper Lakeland FL Home's Roof

How to Take Care of Your Sandpiper Lakeland FL Home's Roof

 

If you are putting your Sandpiper Lakeland FL home for sale in the future, you should start checking and taking care of your home NOW. The better the condition of your home the better price you will get when you sell it. One of the key structures of the house that you should check and take care is the roof. The roof is the cover for your home so it is prone to damage and can even lead to financial disaster.

 

Here is what you can do to take care of your home’s roof:

 

1. Inspect the roof and make sure that it is clear of debris, dirt, and leaves. Sweep it if necessary. Piled leaves and debris encourages buildup and water pooling. This increases the chance of leaks. Sweep lightly, though, as too much pressure can remove the roof’s protective coating.

 

2. Check the valleys of the roof to make sure that they are also debris-free, that can add weight to the roof and also act as a barrier to rain.

 

3. Check for leaks and make sure to patch them with high-quality materials.

 

4. Trim any branches, that are touching the roof, especially if there are heavy winds.

 

5. Make sure the gutters are not clogged to avoid overflow and leaks.

 

6. Check for any moisture build-up in the attic, especially after a wind-driven rain.

 

7. Check the roof for any signs of sagging, this spells trouble.

 

8. Ensure that there is metal flashing around roof vents and pipes. Inadequate flashing is one of the most common causes of roof leaks.

 

9. Clear your drain by spraying it with a garden hose to dislodge minor buildups.

 

10. When all else fail and the roof is irreparable.  Hire an expert who can replace the roof and start from a clean slate.

 

The roof your Sandpiper Lakeland FL home for sale can make or break your sale so be sure to take care of it as it is one of your home's foundation.

 

To get the best tips on how you sell a Sandpiper Lakeland FL home for sale, call Petra Norris at (863) 619-6918 today or visit http://lakelandfl-shortsaleagent.com/lakeland-florida-short-sale-specialist/ for more information.

 

Authored by Petra Norris 

 

Petra Norris - REALTOR®, SFR
Managing Broker - CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.
 
CDV TransAtlantic Inc
(863) 619-6918
 
Lakeland Florida Home Search
 
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