The roof of a house is the most vital component of weatherproofing. Not only is a leaking roof inconvenient, roof repair is costly, and it means that you may be dealing with serious damage that could potentially be very dangerous in severe weather. There are a few simple ways to avoid these problems, and Spence Company, LLC. wants to help you take care of your roof.
Performing a simple roof check-up regularly is an easy way to avoid costly repairs. During this time you will want to check valleys, look for any damaged or missing shingles, and inspect roof jacks around plumbing vent stacks for rust or wear. Once this is completed, evaluate the work that needs to be done.
A valley is where two parts of your roof meet, usually opposite of a peak. Use a stiff broom to rid valleys of leaves and other debris. Neglecting to do this can cause water to dam up and push its way into your home. Valleys of a metal roof may begin to rust and may need a more intense cleaning. Scrape away as much of the rust as you can, wipe it clean, and mask it with newspaper. Apply rust inhibiting spray paint. If you find holes in your metal valleys, consult with professional roofers such as Spence Company, LLC.
Roof shingles aren’t meant to last forever and can be damaged by trees, winds, and severe weather. You can avoid larger problems by replacing a few singular shingles when you notice they have been damaged.
Many people are afraid of heights or feel uncomfortable going up on their roof. If you’re in need of roofers to help you complete a roof assessment, clean, or perform repairs, visit Spence Company, LLC. online or call (859) 393-5264 today.