The roof is often one of the things that are damaged the most during natural disasters. If you have just gotten a roof repair from CTI contractors in Utah, Arizona, or Texas, or you are about to, here are some great tips to increase your roof’s life.
- Keep Your Gutters Pristine: Clogged gutters can cause issues to your paint, flood your basement, but also destroy your roofing. If the gutters are overfilled with leaves, the water can flow into the roof and cause rot and deterioration. A large amount of leaves can also create a lot of moisture that will cause weeds, mold, or slowly rot your roof.
- Trim Overhanging Branches: It is important to make sure that any trees near your home will not damage it if they fall. Despite the high expense, it is sometimes smarter to cut down or trim nearby trees to prevent extensive damage in the future. If this is not possible, you should at least make sure there are no overhanging branches that can fall on your windows or roof. Overhanging branches can also give squirrels and other rodents access to your roof and inside your home. They can chew on the roof or siding which will slowly destroy your roof.
- Prevent Ice Dams: Ice and snow can cause a lot of damage to your roof so it is important to clear it off. Avoid trying to pry off any ice that is already formed on your roof as this could damage it.
If your home was damaged in a storm or requires roof repairs, contact CTI storm contractors at CTIContractors.com or call us at (800)898-7663.