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Here is a list of things you can do to extend the life of your roof.

Here is a list of things you can do to extend the life of your roof.

Take care when working on ladders. A fall may kill you, if you don’t feel safe contact Holencik Roofing immediately and we can inspect your roof for you.

  • Check for damaged, loose or missing shingles. Look for nail pops in the shingles.
  • Examine your ceilings looking for signs of staining or discoloration.
  • Inspect inside your attic making sure that insulation does not block the air intake vents and that the insulation is not compacted or wet.
  • Check for signs of leaking in the gutters. Check for misaligned seams. Make sure downspouts are firmly attached to the gutters and to the wall. Look for rusted gutter fasteners.
  • Make sure gutters are free from debris and make sure any strainers or screens are also free. Don’t forget to check the downspouts.
  • Cut back tree limbs which are close or in contact with the roof, or close to the house in general.
  • Check any TV antenna or satellite dishes to make sure they are sturdy. Especially check where the antenna or satellites come in direct contact with the roof as these are prime areas for leakage.
  • Check all flashings in the roof especially at chimneys or around pipes and skylights for signs of leakage.
  • Check vents, chimneys, and louvers for brid or animal nests. Also inspect the vents to ensure they are not crushed which will block hot air exhaust.
  • Check your intake vents at the soffits/overhangs to ensure they are not blocked by dust and have not been painted over which will restrict air intake into the attic.

 Do these things twice a year to ensure your roof and gutter system will last as long as intended. Neglect these things and your roof won’t last as long as it should. A small investment in your time will extend the life of your roofing and gutter system.

One Response to “Here is a list of things you can do to extend the life of your roof.”

  1. […] inspect the roof for damage and debris, typically each spring or after extreme weather. Repair roof damage promptly to avoid further damage. • Safety must be the first priority when working on a roof. […]

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