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How to Care for Your Roof

You put a lot of money into your roof, and you want to get the most life out of it, right? The best way to do that is to put some time and effort into maintaining your roof. Fortunately for you, caring for your roof won’t cost you an arm and a leg. As a matter of fact, it’s not even something that you have to think about all of the time. Taking some specific measures here and there is enough to keep your roof in tip top shape, as long as you are dedicated to paying close attention to the signs that your roof may need some TLC. Need some maintenance pointers? Here are some tips for how to care for your roof:

• Clear away debris. If you have overhanging trees, then you are likely to have this problem. Dead leaves, twigs, and acorns that pile up on your roof are much more than just an eyesore; they present the perfect opportunity for water to puddle up, which could lead to leaks.

• Wash regularly. You need to wash your roof every one to three years to keep it looking good and functioning at its best. Purchase a roof cleaner and use a sprayer to apply it to your entire roof. Be thorough. After letting the cleaner sit for as long as the manufacturer suggests, rinse it off, paying careful attention to stains and mildew spots.

• Clean gutters. To ensure that water drains from your roof as efficiently as possible, you need to keep the gutters free of debris. Use a blower to remove foliage, and then a water hose to wash the rest of any buildup away.

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