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If you are in Tomball, Spring, or another Houston-area suburb and you recently got a roof replacement or some roof repairs, then you may be wondering what you can do to maintain the look of your beautiful, brand new roof until it’s time to replace it again or complete more spring roof repairs. The good news is that it’s not as hard as it may seem! Here are some ways you can protect your new roof for years to come.
If your shingles are your roof’s first line of defense, your gutter system is the second. As rainwater falls onto your shingles, the gutters and downspout are responsible for collecting the water and guiding it away from the shingles and siding in order to minimize the damage your Spring, Texas roofing endures.
Right now it’s quite windy, and winds will only worsen as we approach Houston’s Atlantic hurricane season. These winds are notorious for blowing debris around until it lands on your roof and in your gutters. Debris such as grass, twigs, and leaves that end up in your gutters, although seemingly harmless, pose quite the threat. If this debris is left to accumulate in the gutters, it will clog the entire system, which defeats the purpose of the gutters. When this happens, the water collects and settles in your Tomball roof gutters only to flow right back onto your shingles. This creates a breeding ground for mold in both the gutters and in your shingles, so take the time to clean your gutter system a few times a year.
Trees certainly add beauty to your property, but before you know it they can grow excessively tall to the point where the branches start to hang over your home’s new roof. This poses a number of problems. For one, it causes more debris. It also adds unnecessary weight to your shingles, eventually causing them to buckle and/or become punctured. When this happens, your Spring roof is much more prone to dangerous roof leaks. To avoid this, be sure to maintain your roof by keeping your branches well-trimmed and properly dispose of them.
If you recently got a Houston roof replacement and really want to make sure your roof is well-taken care of and will last as long as possible, then please contact us for a free inspection so we can assess your roof and further guide you in roof maintenance. We look forward to helping you ensure your roof, your home, and your family are safe and protected.