The roof of your house is one of the most important parts in that it not only keeps the rain off of your head, but it acts as a structural support as well. If something is wrong with the roof, then your entire home has a major problem. Even a little leak in the roof can have major consequences down the road. If that leak is able to persist, it could weaken the frame of the roof and serious structural damage could occur. So, it is important that you maintain your roof to the best of your ability. Here are a few things you can do that will help you maintain your roof:

Clean The Chimney

One thing that you can do that will help you keep your roof in working condition is to clean your chimney on a regular basis. This is especially true if you have wood singles or a log home. A dirty chimney can have sparks that ignite a home into flames. Even with tile or asphalt shingles a clean chimney means the ashes and the soot will cause less damage to your roof. You will be glad that you cleaned your chimney when you see how much soot and ash you can avoid landing on your roof.

Debris

A major problem is debris getting caught on the roof. Any type of debris can rub the shingles and even rip some of the shingles off. So, it is important that you remove any debris from the roof at least once a month. When you are on the roof be sure to pick a very temperate day. You do not want to be on the roof when it is extremely hot because your weight could actually cause damage to the asphalt shingles. You also do not want to go on the roof when it is wet because it can be very slippery. 

Gutters

The gutters on your roof should collect the water on the roof and transport it where it will not do any damage to your foundation. However, it is very important that you clean the gutters of your home. If the gutters do not allow the water to flow then there is a possibility that the gutters will get backed up and the water could collect in a low spot on your roof. The stagnant water on your roof has a very good chance of seeping through and causing damage. Clean out your gutters to allow the water to flow off your roof. 

Contact a company like Roof-Rite Roofing, Inc for more information and assistance.     

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