Your roof is one of the most important parts of your Bend Oregon Home because, it’s responsible for keeping your home warm during the winter and cool during the summer months but, sadly, many homeowners in this area rarely take the time to inspect their roofs themselves and find out too late that their roofs have major problems that could have been fixed for a lot less money had they inspected them a lot sooner.
Roof Inspection Made Simple
Before it snows again, make the commitment to inspect the roof of your Bend Oregon Home by doing the following:
- Look for areas of your roof that have missing, curling or damaged shingles because, replacing one or more shingles at a time can be easy to do and inexpensive to pay someone to replace them for you.
- Search for any signs of algae or fungus growth on your roof and install lead control or zinc strips if you see mold, fungus or algae growing.
- Examine the metal areas of your roof and if you see that those areas have rust, take the time to brush any rust away with a metal brush then prime the metal and repaint it.
- Seal all cracked mortar, especially caulking that can be found around your chimney and joints.
Preventative Maintenance Pays Off
If you don’t see that your roof any serious issues that require repairs, take the time to sweep off any debris from your roof including leaves or sticks from trees because, debris that’s left on the roof of a Bend Oregon Home for any length of time can cause mold to grow, eventually deteriorating the shingles faster than they should.
For roofs that are older than 10 years old it’s a good idea to hire a professional roofer to inspect them at least once per year because, this can help to stop potentially hazardous and expensive roofing problems from occurring and save you a lot of time and money.
For more tips on roof maintenance, or to view the latest Bend Oregon Homes for sale, contact me today by calling (541) 383-1426.