Most people will try to fix their home on their own without calling a handyman. This is a good way to reduce costs but it also allows you to learn about the basic repairs. The roof is one of the more problematic areas of your house. It is a part of your home that requires constant and immediate attention. If something goes wrong, you will experience leaks and ultimately, your family’s health may be endangered. Although this sounds scary, the fear is unrealistic. We are able to fix roof without a prior training. All you need is some tools, some free time and good will. In turn, you are able to save a lot of money which you can then spend on something more important.
Here are some affordable roofing tips that you can start doing today.
1. Check your trees
In most cases, roof maintenance comes down to some basics: reduce the overall amount of water that roof is keeping, remove anything that can cause debris to fly around and trim your branches. While trees are a very important part of your backyard, they can cause all sorts of issues for your roof. The leaves will start flying around during autumn which may clog the gutters. However, the biggest problem are the branches. When a violent storm start pounding your roof, there is a good chance it will get damaged. While branches may not look so strong, they can damage certain parts of the roof. It becomes even worse if one of these branches is heavy and falls on the roof. This can easily puncture it and cause leaks.
2. Get good tools and material
One of the biggest issues with roof maintenance is the fact that people don’t commit to it full heartedly. You need good tools and materials if you want to fix your roof on a permanent basis. For example, it is very important to have spare shingles at your home as they will get damaged sooner than later. When they do, you will need the same product in the same color. Otherwise, your roof might look really shabby. Make sure to invest in security tools as well. You will need to be safe while on the roof as accidents are commonplace. Another reason why you need to be prepared is because some of the issues can be extensive and you will have to address them immediately.
3. Regular checkups
Even though everyone can start their own maintenance routine, experience still plays a role. You will have to perform regular checkups not only so you can fix the roof when it gets damaged but to understand how it changed overtime. Home owner should be able to understand when his roof needs a repair and when he needs to get a new one. Besides that, regular maintenance helps you eliminate the issues thus making sure that the holes don’t get bigger.
4. Special attention to shingles
There are several things you need to watch out for such as shingles, gutters and chimney. Among these 3, shingles are the most common issue and this is due to the fact that most homeowners are unwilling to invest in sturdier materials. Instead, most Americans buy asphalt shingles which are really cheap but also very fragile. You will have to pay attention to discoloration and damage. If you see anything suspicious, keep in mind that it’s much better to replace shingles than to take a chance. Furthermore, check shingles around the problematic one as they tend to get damaged together.
With these affordable roofing tips, you will never have to pay for a roofing contractor!
At DoItRight Roofing Vancouver our mission is to put people first, to listen and genuinely understand what they want and need. We provide affordable roofing services in Vancouver area for more than 10 years.