Checklist for Home Roof Maintenance

Proper roof maintenance goes a long way toward preventing future problems. An article posted by American Family Insurance provides information about how to keep your roof well maintained.  It includes the following tips and information:

  • Ensure that your attic is insulated and ventilated. This can help keeping heating and cooling costs down and reduce the likelihood of ice-dam formation in the winter.
  • When having shingles replaced, ask your contractors to make sure you have a solid roof-deck.
  • Make certain that the flashing around vents and chimneys is in good repair.
  • Keep your gutters clean and free of debris.
  • Make sure that the outer edges of your gutters are lower than the roof’s slope line.

The author of the article also recommends that you consult a trusted roofing company if you notice any of the following:

  • Curling around the bottom edge of your roof.
  • Surface cracking, which can indicate brittle shingles.
  • Blisters in your roof’s surface

Finally, the article advises that you hire only reputable contractors. You can do this making sure that they:

You can learn more by reading the full article here.

Chicagoland residents can turn to Baltic Home Improvements for their roofing needs. We have been providing residents of the southwestern suburbs superior roofing services for more than a decade. Contact us by phone or through our convenient online request form, and we will answer any questions you may have and schedule an obligation-free consultation with someone on our staff.

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