It’s important to maintain the quality of your roof— after all, it is your number one protector against all outside forces. Read below for some top-notch roofing tips.

 

Clean Your Gutters

Sometimes a roof leak can actually be the result of backed-up gutters. Try cleaning them out and then hose down the roof — if the leak doesn’t reappear, you may have actually solved the problem.

Choose Roofing Material Wisely

 

When you’re planning on installing a new roof, choosing a material mainly comes down to how long you plan on staying in the home. If you plan on selling the house soon, material that lasts 20 years may be appropriate. If you plan on keeping the house and living in it long term, you’ll save money in the long run by choosing materials that last 40 years or longer.

Check the Valleys First

It is the spots that form valleys on your roof which tend to have the most problems. When seeking out the source of a leak or other issues, check these areas first. One improperly laid shingle or a hole torn by a violently installed nail can be the root of your problem.

If You Can, Consider Copper

Copper roofs are a very expensive option. However, if you are able to afford the copper roofing material, this is a very beautiful option. As the copper ages, the copper turns a teal green color that accents most homes very well. Although this is a costly option, anyone who sees your house will be astonished.