Taking Care of Your Roof

The most important part of a house is its roof. The roof is something that most of the houses have nowadays and it is an important part of the house. It protects the house from many incomings such as rain, hail, storm, etc. It provides shelter to the people and also help them from many other harmful things and provides cover every time. The roof is an important part of the house; however, it is also one of the most neglected parts of the house. Many people neglect their roof condition and do nothing to take care of their roof. This is the reason why many people have a clean house but bad roof conditions. Many people clean their roof regularly, while others do not pay attention to such fact. The reason is simply that people aren’t aware of the reason why people should keep their roof clean. Let us first see why it’s important to clean the roof of our house regularly

Why Your Roof Needs Care

The roof of a house experience various types of harsh condition. It protects the people inside it from hail, rain, thunderstorm, and even snow. The roof experience all these harsh conditions and takes on the damage to itself. Now, rain, hailstorm, snow, etc might look like they would not affect the roof, however, the result is the opposite of it. These things are indeed quite dangerous to the roof and can-do harsh damage to the roof. The water, dust, dirt that is sticking on to the roof can produce harmful algae or fungus that can slowly decay the roof. It doesn’t matter what material issued to construct your roof, algae, fungus, etc destroy the roof slowly but surely. To prevent this from happening it is suggested that you should regularly clean your roof. This will benefit you in many ways. First, your roof will last longer because of this, and second, it will save you the money of roof repair or reconstruction in the future. Let’s see some ways in which you can take care of your roof easily and effectively.

How to Take Care of Your Roof

Several methods can help you to take care of your roof easily and which will also help you to get rid of any harmful algae, fungus, etc from growing over the roof. These methods are quite simple and you wouldn’t need any external support or machine to follow these methods. You can easily get rid of the dust, dirt on the roof, and make your roof last longer with these methods. Let’s have a look at these methods.

1. Inspect Your Roof Frequently

Prevention is better than cure. This statement we have heard many times in our life and the meaning of this statement that it is better to prevent something from happening rather than curing the after-effects of the thing afterward. The same statement applies to the roof cleaning as well. One must regularly inspect their roof every week. Make sure to check your roof once every weekend. While inspecting make sure that there are no algae, fungus, etc growing over the roof. If there are no signs of algae, fungus, dirt, etc then it is a good sign, however the moment you find anything, the make sure to treat it. If you find any algae etc on the roof, then spray that area with a 50% solution of bleach and water. This will cause the algae to die and will prevent further growth of the algae on your roof.

Clean Your Gutters

Cleanliness is one of the most important things that you should keep in mind while cleaning your roofs. You should have clean gutters if you want to have a clean roof. If this thing doesn’t make sense to you, then allow us to explain it. The water, hailstone, snow that falls on the roof is dispelled from the roof and is transferred to your drain or gutters. Now if your gutters are blocked or dirty, then it will mean that the water from the roof won’t be able to dispel easily and this will lead to water stagnation on the roof. This is bad as water stagnation will not only promote algae, fungus, etc on the roof, but it will also cause the breeding of malaria or dengue mosquitos that can transmit deadly diseases to your body. Hence it’s important to clean your gutters from time to time.

Trim Nearby Trees

Most of the people have trees growing around their house, now this may seem okay to you, however, the only condition is that the branches of the tree should not tough your roof. If the branches are touching the roof, then trim those branches. The reason why we are saying so is that in the case of thunder and wind, the branches of the tree can sway and cause major damage to the roof of the house. Therefore, it is important to make sure no branch is touching the roof of your house.

Remove Excess Snow

Snow is something that can be both heaven and hell for your roof. A light layer of snow gathered on your roof can help it look more appealing, however, if the layer of the snow increases, then the weight on the roof will increase. Many times, it has led to the collapsing of the entire roof. This will cause massive damage to the house and life. To prevent this, it is better to clear the snow from the roof, and if possible, make the roof structure such that no snow can accumulate on the roof. This will help you to tackle this problem easily.

Inspect Your Roof (Again)

Earlier when we told you to inspect the roof we were talking about the formation of algae, fungus, etc on the roof. Now, when you inspect your roof, check the quality of the roof. Check for any cracks in the roof that needs any repair. This will help the roof to last much longer.