New roof installations are expensive, so it is in your best interest to keep the roof you currently have in good condition for as long as possible. By applying proper maintenance techniques and practices, you can go longer between new roof installations and save money.

To this end, Laura Firszt of Networx provides some useful information in her article, Keep the Roof Over Your Head in Good Shape for Longer.  In this article, Firszt offers a number of tips including:

  • Do not allow leaves or snow to accumulate on your roof.
  • Clear out your gutters regularly.
  • Trim overhanging trees so that limbs are no less than ten feet from your roof.
  • Schedule a professional roof inspection every two to three years and after severe weather that may have caused damage.
  • Make sure your attic is properly ventilated.
  • Keep an eye out for loose or damaged shingles or excess moisture in your home.
  • Be aware of the signs that it is time for a roof replacement.

You can learn more about each of these tips and get even more information about roof maintenance by reading the full article here.

If you live in the Chicagoland area and you are looking for an experienced and trusted roofing company to handle your roof inspections, repairs, or replacements, you can turn to Baltic Home Improvements. Our award-winning company has been providing excellent roofing services to area residents since 2004, and we welcome the opportunity to add you to our long list of satisfied clients. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an obligation-free appointment with a member of our staff.