Roof Maintenance Tips for West Palm Beach Homeowners
Repairing your roof can be a big hassle. Having semi-annual inspections to look more closely at your roof can help you identify issues before they start and can help prevent costly repairs later. It’s also important to check your homeowners insurance annually to make sure there are no changes to your policy in regards to roof and storm damage.
It’s important to inspect your roof before and after the Rainy Season in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and all of South Florida. The five-month rainy season runs from June through October, when 70 percent of the year’s rain falls. And not to mention the dreaded H-word… Hurricane!
If you see any signs of a leak, like stains on the inside of the roof, or mold in the attic, call a licensed Palm Beach Roofing Contractor like Seabreeze Roofing immediately before it’s too late. Roof leaks get worse and worse, and it’s best to spend the time and money on preventive roof maintenance rather than a big repair, or worse have to replace the entire roof.
Signs to look for:
Damaged Shingles: look for missing or damaged shingles and any other signs of breakdown. They are cheap to replace.
Plant Algae: Look for fungus and algae. If your roof is starting to collect algae, install zinc or lead control strips.
Damage Flashings & Fascia Boards: Examine the flashings to make sure there is no damage.
Roof Debris: Remove excess debris from the roof. Tree branches, leaves and other garbage can damage the roof, cause algae to grow and clog gutters.
Overgrown Trees: Trim tree branches, at least, four-feet away from the roof to prevent damage from falling limbs, and to help keep critters from making your roof their new home.
Roof maintenance is often an out-of-site, out-of-mind task, but small issues with your roof can lead to some the most costly and annoying home repairs around. Get proactive, and schedule roof maintenance for your home or business today and make sure it’s in tip-top shape for this year’s rainy season.
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