It doesn’t matter if you buy a house, a car, a piece of equipment, etc. All of it will require some maintenance –– no matter how well you take care of it. Whether it is because of an unforeseeable accident, aging of the parts of your investment (or the investment itself), it will need to be inspected and, if it needs repairs, they will have to be taken care of promptly. By taking time out of your busy schedule to perform regular maintenance on your roof, you cannot only ensure that your roof lasts as long as it is supposed to, but you will also make sure that you catch any premature problems before they become big issues that will cost you a lot of money. Or even worse –– a total roof replacement.
At Jackson Contracting Inc., we know our clients are passionate homeowners who want to take care of the one thing that holds their families together –– their home. We want to make sure that they get the most out of their abode by taking some of the worry off of their shoulders. We can double check that your roof is not only functioning properly, but catch any issues before they get out of hand.
What Should I Be Looking For?
One of the first steps when maintaining anything is to have it inspected –– otherwise, how are you going to know if there is something wrong, right? We recommend inspecting your roof at least twice a year especially if you had recently been through some bad weather. A great rule of thumb is to use binoculars so you can examine as much of your roof as possible. If you need to get on top of the roof, practice safety precautions by having someone hold the ladder and wearing proper footwear.
When inspecting your roof, you should be watching out for the following things:
- Missing or cracked caulk
- Curling or buckling shingles
- Missing shingles
- Moss or lichen growing on your roof
- Rust spots on the flashing
- Broken or cracked shingles
General Indianapolis Roof Repairs and Preventative Care
If you do manage to spot any minor issues like missing caulk or a couple of broken/curling/missing shingles, then these can be easily fixed and should be addressed before the problem becomes worse. However, there are some situations that would warrant either a complete re-roofing or for a roofing contractor to come out to inspect closer.
If you have shingle problems happening all over your roof, then this might be a sign that you need to have your whole roof replaced. Another example would be if you had moss growing on your roof which might indicate that there is water damage and would require a roofing company to inspect more closely.
There are some tips that any homeowner can use to prevent any issues down the line including:
- Remove debris from gutters – Backed up gutters can damage shingles and can cause moisture and mold to wreak havoc on your roofing materials.
- Avoid power washing your roof – If you spot mildew or mold growing on your roof, don’t power wash. The pressure from the water can damage your shingles and cause roof leaks.
- Trim nearby trees – If you have trees near your roof, trim them. Branches can damage your shingles and falling leaves can clog up your gutters.
Let Us Take Care Of Your Annual Indianapolis Roof Inspections
Your home (and your roof) are very important investments –– meaning that measures have to be made into caring for them. Just like with other components of your home, you need to perform regular bi-annual roof inspections as well as fix minor issues should you find any. Simple things like cleaning out gutters and trimming trees can go a long way into ensuring that your roof lasts as long as it should.
With Jackson Contracting Inc., we provide residential roof maintenance services by thoroughly inspecting our clients’ roofs and addressing potential or current problem areas. This way, they don’t have to pick up a huge bill for a new roof replacement and, instead, can spend more time focusing on what is most important –– living life and enjoying time with their families.