Your roof was designed to last and protect your home for decades after its installation. The only way to ensure that your roof reaches its potential longevity, however, is to perform regular maintenance on it. Keeping an eye on your roof can help prevent leaks and damages that may lead to the need for costly roof repairs or an even costlier roof replacement.
Here are three of the most important things you can do to properly care for the roof of your Victoria or Saanich area home:
1) Clean and inspect your gutters
Gutters that are clogged, damaged, or otherwise not doing their job can prevent your roof from draining properly and cause puddles of standing water to form. Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, but more frequent cleanings may be needed if you have several trees on your property. They should also be replaced as soon as they start developing cracks and holes.
2) Don't leave debris on your roof
Water damage can also become a problem is you allow too much debris to accumulate on your roof. Piles of tree branches, sticks, and leaves can trap water and prevent it from draining off your roof. You can remove debris by blowing, power washing, or sweeping it away, and you can reduce the amount of debris that builds up in the future by pruning tree branches that hang over your roof.
3) Get an annual roof inspection from a qualified roofing contractor
Cleaning the gutters and clearing your roof of debris is something that any homeowner can do. However, only a professional roofing company such as
Poskitt Roofing knows how to perform the sort of thorough roof inspection that is crucial for identifying and fixing minor issues before they turn into bigger, more expensive ones. Getting your roof inspected on an annual basis is perhaps the best way of protecting your investment.
The experienced roofers at Poskitt Roofing have been providing dependable roofing services in and around Victoria and Saanich the past 25 years. We know how the local climate and vegetation can impact roofs in the Lower Vancouver Island area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to have your roof inspected by a roofing company that understands your needs.