When doing roof inspections I run across a lot of damage that could have been avoided. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners don’t realize they have the ability to extend the life of their roof by doing simple roof maintenance.
One of the most common things I see are branches that are not cut back away from the roof. Take a look at the video below to see what I’m referring to.
As you can see, the branches have damaged the shingles by rubbing across the granules on the roof and ultimately exposing nail heads that begin to rust. When these nail heads rust and shrink, rainwater will get in and can cause a lot of damage inside the attic.
Not to mention that everytime the tree loses its leaves they fall into your gutter system which can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home.
By simply trimming back the branches of any tree that is close to your roof you will definitely be able to extend the life of your roof.
If you think your roof may have some damage give me a call at 407-902-7510 or schedule a roof inspection today!