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4 Ways to Keep the Roof of Your Home Well Maintained

4 Ways to Keep the Roof of Your Home Well Maintained



Most homeowners are not aware of how important it is to regularly care for their roof. While roofs are built to last, the truth is they can only last for quite a while. A roof requires just as much maintenance and care as the rest of your home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida. Taking care of your roof will help you avoid major home damage. Read on for some tips on maintaining the roof of your home.

Make your Grasslands Lakeland FL home's roof last longer, here are ways how.

1. Inspect your roof

Conducting annual inspection roof is a proven way to increase its lifespan. For those who live in places with harsh winters, the best time to inspect the roof is when winter is over. On the other hands, for people who live in hot climate, schedule the inspection at the end of a summer. You should also check your roof after a heavy rain or hail storms. Regularly checking your roof for any sign of damage can help keep it in good shape for longer.


2. Clean out the debris

If you see debris collecting on your roof, it is important to remove it at once. The ridges where two roof sections meet are the areas prone to collecting airborne matter. Make sure to also clean your roof regularly especially if you have overhanging trees. Never allow dead leaves and twigs to pile up to avoid trapping water and causing puddle. Your roof is most likely to deteriorate early if there is stagnant water. Cleaning out the debris is one sure way to prevent premature damage to the roof of your home in Grasslands Golf & Country Club.


3. Replace damaged shingles

If you find any damaged shingles in a concentrated area, you do not have to replace the entire roof. You can secure broken shingles using roof cement. You may also replace shingles individually. Try to keep an extra bundle of shingles around. You may also ask a professional contractor to help you find the right shingle or an exceptionally close match.


4. Know when to ask for help

While it may be tempting to save a few dollars by doing the job yourself, hiring a roof contractor in Grasslands communities in Lakeland FL can better address any issue you may find with your roof. Repairs that are done improperly can result to more serious damage that will end up costing more than simply hiring a professional upfront. These professionals are trained and have the right gear to make sure the repairs are done correctly and safely.


Maintaining your roof in good shape will prolong its life. It will also keep you from having to replace it prematurely. With these tips, you will have what you need to get the most from your roof. For more helpful tips on home maintenance, visit


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Petra Norris - REALTOR®, SFR
Managing Broker - CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.
CDV TransAtlantic Inc
(863) 619-6918
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Comment balloon 1 commentPetra Norris • September 01 2015 09:09AM


Good morning, Petra! Thank you for sharing these awesome tips for making sure that the roof of your home is well-maintained. 

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 3 years ago

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