How to replace your roof

Maintain your new roof

Maintaining your roof properly means catching problems when they are minor. It’s worth the trouble because it can help increase your roof’s lifespan. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends checking your roof twice a year, in the fall and spring. Here are the tasks you should perform:

Look for any loose material or cracks in the flashing at the base of chimneys, skylights and vents.

Clean your gutters to prevent debris from accumulating on your roof.

Trim back tree branches so they don’t touch your roof. They can scrape against shingles and wear them out prematurely.

Replace any missing or torn shingles and secure any loose shingles.

Clean any moss or algae.

Clear any debris from the roof. In addition to being unsightly, it can cause water to sit on your roof and speed up deterioration.

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