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3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Roof

By January 10, 2018 No Comments

With years of experience in the roofing business, believe us when we say we’ve seen it all. Buckets, coffee cans, trash bins, and anything else you could possibly think of, used by frantic homeowners to temporarily fix a leaky roof or neglected repairs.

Often, these unfortunate individuals think they’re buying time and saving money by fixing things D.I.Y. style. In reality, however, these temporary “Band-Aids” that appear to extend the life of your roof are only inflicting more damage and will end up costing you more of your hard-earned money down the road. That’s why the pros at Fichtner Services want to help you take a proactive approach to get more life out of your roof and actually save you money—and the good news is that you can start using this insight garnered over our extensive experience today!

Extending the lifetime of your roof beings around one simple word: MAINTENANCE.

Just like taking care of a car, you can get more so-called “mileage” out of your roof if you take good care of it year after year. However, unlike your car—which you typically use and see on a daily basis—you never really see or interact with your roof until there’s a major problem with it. It’s a crazy thought—especially when you consider that your roof plays a BIG role in keeping you and your family safe, secure, and protected. It’s the initial line of defense to protect you from the changing seasons and the wind, snow and rain they bring with them. Thus, it’s just logical to take your roof’s maintenance seriously. After all, proper roof care won’t just make your roof last longer, it’ll also save you tons of money and stress. So here’s some insider knowledge on how to get the most out of your roof!

  1. KEEP AN EYE ON THE GUTTERS: Gutters are easy to overlook, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important for your roof’s overall health and longevity. Gutters can get blocked up with leaves and sticks. When wet, this debris can weigh down your gutters, causing them to totally separate from the house itself. Don’t risk climbing up on a shaky ladder yourself—it’s not only dangerous, but you might fail to adequately de-clog those hard-to-reach spots that could lead to blockages down the road. Give Fichtner Services a call today to make sure your gutters—and roof—stay in tip-top shape!

  1. INSPECT YOUR ATTIC: What’s the first thing to keep an eye out for in your attic? Mold. If you detect mold taking over your attic, that’s usually a sign that your roof is compromised. If you find mold, contact professional help immediately so it can be properly and safely removed. Fichtner can keep you and your family safe from mold and fix the underlying issues that led to it forming in the first place.

  1. REGULARLY INSPECT YOUR ROOF: A general inspection is simply a walk-around the perimeter of your home. Keep on the look-out for granules from your shingles or visibly missing shingles. Spotting these problems early on can help you save thousands of dollars in repairs and lots of unneeded stress in the long run. Aside from self-inspections, be sure to get your roof professionally inspected at least semi-annually. Think of it like an oil change for your roof—it’s easy to put off, but before you know it, your engine is up in smoke and you’ve got bigger issues. Being proactive is key when it comes to extending the life of your roof and saving money.

Fichtner Services hopes your roof has a long lifetime and we are here to assist with its maintenance. Plus, when it does come time to have your roof replaced, please contact us to receive a free estimate.

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