One thing you need to remember about roof damage is that it accumulates quickly. Minor leaks can eventually lead to rot, mold and a host of moisture problems that can shorten your roof’s lifespan.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent minor issues from worsening and even extend your roof’s lifespan. Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, one of your local roofing companies, lists them below.
Fix Leaks Immediately
Since roof damage accumulates quickly, you need to fix them as soon as possible. Have a contractor repair your roof.
Schedule Routine Inspections
Of course, you can only prevent major roofing issues if you’re able to spot them before they worsen. However, minor roofing problems are subtle. Homeowners don’t usually notice them until after it’s already too late. That’s why routine roof inspections conducted by a professional contractor are a must.
Hire Experienced Contractors
Since early signs of roof damage are usually subtle, they’re easy to miss. That’s why you need to make sure the contractors conducting the inspection are qualified to do the job. Whether you need a roof replacement or an inspection done, you should only hire qualified contractors.
Get Rid of Overhanging Tree Limbs
Remember, your roof will eventually suffer some form of damage. And when it does, you need to fix it immediately. However, preventing damage is still preferable.
A common cause of damage is the debris that fall onto your roof. Gale-force winds can carry with them debris, but often, they come from nearby trees. Even moderate winds are strong enough to knock down flimsy tree branches. Trim these overhanging tree limbs before they can cause any damage.
Looking for a qualified contractor in your area? Oberg Roofing & Remodeling is an Owens Corning® Preferred contractor with a BBB accreditation. We offer a wide range of roofing services and products, including steel roofs. To get a free estimate, call us at (320) 204-2303 or (651) 300-0688. You can also leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Sauk Rapids, MN.