Have you just purchased your first home? If yes, congratulations on a life-time of happiness in your new home. Homes can provide us comfort and security from the outside elements. Your roof will be a significant factor in protecting your home and family. Here are some vital roofing tips you will need to know, especially as a first-time homeowner.
1. Research Roofing Professional
If you are looking for a roofing professional, make sure to research their license, insurance, online reputation, reviews, guarantee, client testimonials, etc.?
2. Roof inspection
Depending on where you are in the buying process of your new home, you will need to get your roof inspected during a home inspection. Every home needs an inspection before it is sold. It is best to hire an experienced roofing professional to inspect your roof and present any repairs that need to be addressed.
3. Inspect Your Attic
After you have checked your roof from the outside, you’ll need to inspect your attic for signs of any leaks, water damage, mildew, mold, or any small holes where animals can enter your home.
4. Check Chimney and Flashing
An area on your roof that can cause problems is how well the flashing is butted up against the chimney. You will want to periodically check this area to make sure there are no leaks.
5. Clean Your Roof Seasonally
Each season can bring challenges for your roof. You will experience debris, leaves, branches, wind-blown shingles, mold, moss, algae, mildew, etc. You will want to make sure that your roof is checked and cleaned seasonally. If these items are not cleaned or cleared, it can shorten the longevity of your roof.
6. Clean Your Gutters
Gutters full of leaves and debris are a huge factor in leaks and roof damage. That is why it is so essential to make sure those gutters are clean after the fall season or any heavy rainstorm.
7. Preventive Maintenance
You can join a preventive maintenance plan with your roofing company that will address minor issues before they can potentially become large, expensive repairs.
8. Trouble Spots
Homeowners should be aware of leak-prone areas such as skylights, flashing, and gutters and learn how to take care of them properly. A new homeowner who is prepared and informed about their roof can better identify problems and help ensure their new home will protect them and provide a safe haven for their family to enjoy.
9. Roof Material Options
New homeowners may not be aware of the many choices available in roofing materials, such as energy efficient materials that can help you save money for heat and air conditioning bills. Living in Florida, we are prone to storms with heavy wind and rain. You may want to check out impact-resistant shingles.
As a new homeowner, we can help you keep your roof in excellent working condition. At No. 1 Home Roofing, we encourage you to be diligent when researching a contractor to install your next roof, especially since a roof protects your home or all of the contents in the property. We can guide you through the process and produce a quality product.
No. 1 Home Roofing is a family-owned and operated roofing company conveniently located on US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are dedicated to providing top quality workmanship and materials to ensure that your new roof is done right. We specialize in shingle, tile, and flat roof installation, repairs, and maintenance. Contact us for an appointment and/or estimate at 727-781-7663.