Owning your own home comes with multiple important responsibilities. Maintaining some of the most important structures for your home can involve regularly inspecting items like your roof. Even though roof maintenance may seem like a lot of work, here are some top things that you should know about your roof as a homeowner!

Roof Inspections Are Required

If you’ve considered your home inspected after a home inspector has finished their presale inspection, keep in mind that it’s very unlikely that a home inspector actually climbed up on the roof. A roofing contractor will be responsible for doing a professional assessment on your roof and recognizing if there’s any glaring problems with the roofing construction.

You Need to Work With a Reputable Contractor

A roof is one of the most important structures for your home and without a reputable contractor on your side you could be risking damage to your roof over time. Having a reputable contractor for your roof can also make sure that you know exactly who to call when there has been storm damage on your home.

Understand How to Look for Trouble

Your chimney and skylight areas are often some of the most problematic areas in your roofing system.  Keeping your roof free of debris and making sure that there isn’t overhanging foliage can help to prevent roofing problems in the future.

Maintain Regular Maintenance

You need to take care of your roof just like any other system in your home. Make sure that your roofing system is getting regular maintenance and this can mean clearing out your gutters a few times of year, making sure that your downspouts are free of debris and checking for dark spots and missing shingles whenever possible.

These are just a few things that you should know as a homeowner about your roof. If you have questions about your roofing system or you could use tips for repairs, contact us today!

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best Clearwater roofing company. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.