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There’s nothing like the feeling of joy after receiving the keys to your new home. The fact, however, is that securing such an important investment doesn’t end there. Keeping your home in good shape is one of the most important responsibilities you’ll have to carry, and among the areas you’ll have to focus on is the roof above your head. By exercising good roof maintenance practices, you not only protect your home and your family from the elements but also improve its overall aesthetics.

Roof Care and Maintenance

Read on as we highlight some of the fundamentals of taking care of your roof to help you make informed decisions as you navigate the first few years of being a newly-minted homeowner.

Regular Inspections

A thorough roof inspection allows you to identify potential problems that may compromise your home if left unchecked. Ideally, you’ll want to schedule it twice a year — one in spring and another in fall — or immediately after a severe storm. A local roofing company can check for loose or broken shingles and signs of leaks and damage, and perform repairs as necessary.

Roof Cleaning and Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is key to a durable, long-lasting roof. It makes more sense to stay on top of issues before they worsen rather than wait for a leak to appear before taking action. If you have trees planted near your home, keep an eye out for dead leaves, broken branches and other debris that may accumulate on your roof. Better yet, trim overhanging branches that may expose your roof to damage in case they fall. Gutter cleaning is also imperative; getting rid of clogs helps ensure adequate drainage of runoff away from your property, protecting your home from the threat of water damage.

Leak Detection and Repair

Your new home’s roof might look like it’s still intact, but long-term exposure to wear and tear can expose it to the elements, resulting in a leak. As soon as you notice signs such as water stains on ceilings and walls, as well as mold growth, don’t delay. Get in touch with your local roofer to address the issue. They can locate the source of the leak and perform the necessary repairs.

Professional Expertise of a Roofing Contractor

Whatever roofing issue you might have, it’s always a good idea to have your trusted contractor on speed dial for prompt service. It can be tempting to get up the roof on a ladder, inspect it and do the fixes yourself, but it’s never worth the time, effort and money. Plus, any existing warranties your roof currently has may be rendered void when you go the DIY route. The skills and experience of a reliable contractor will help keep your roof intact for years to come. Expect the pros to ensure it continues to provide outstanding weather protection, all while saving you on expenses stemming from significant repairs.

Count on Bone Dry Roofing!

Experience worry-free roof repair, replacement and maintenance services with Bone Dry Roofing Lafayette in Indiana. Whether you are a new or long-time homeowner, you can rely on our team to ensure your investment is protected. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us at 765.742.4040, or fill out our contact form for an estimate.

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