As a first-time homeowner, there are plenty of new responsibilities you take on as soon as you close on your new home. We want to offer guidance on maintaining and caring for your roof so that you have one less thing to worry about. Whether you’re new to homeownership or simply looking to enhance your knowledge, we’ve got the essentials to ensure the longevity and durability of your roof!
Keeping your roof healthy is typically a matter of preventative care. More often than not, your roof will show small signs of damage before any major issues take place. But it’s vital to act fast if you do see those signs. To keep from feeling pressure and stress in the event of a roof emergency, we recommend researching and selecting a trustworthy and licensed roofer early. It could also be a good idea to have a handy list of roof anatomy vocabulary!
Inspections are a major part of roof care. As a rule of thumb, you should have your roof inspected annually as well as after any major storms. If it’s been a while since your last inspection and a big storm is headed your way, getting your roof inspected beforehand is also recommended. Better safe than sorry! Many roofers, including Lake Orion Roofing, will offer free basic weather inspections and quotes to fix any damage they find.
Other Things to Keep in Mind
There are a few other things to remember when it comes to your roof’s health and your home’s overall safety. As a new homeowner, you should know what your homeowner’s insurance covers. We have a blog that discusses what is typically covered in basic insurance plans. You will need to talk with your insurance provider to know what is specifically covered in your plan. We can also handle filing your claim for you if you need help in the future!
Insulation and Ventilation
Making sure your roof is properly insulated and ventilated is great for its health, but also great for your wallet. Proper insulation keeps heat from escaping in the winter months and seals the cool air in during the summer months. Ventilation, on the other hand, helps in a similar way by preventing trapped moisture and excess heat from warping and damaging your shingles, doorways, and even walls.
Although homeownership may be new to you, there are plenty of resources available to help you out. Preparing yourself by doing research and finding articles like this one will prove beneficial in your future homeowning journey! If you find yourself in need of roofing advice or answers from the experts, feel free to explore our website or give us a call at 248-393-0055!