Welcome the New Year: 2015 Roofing Checklist

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by Scott Siegal

One important way to prepare for the New Year is to spruce up your home. Why don’t you do some maintenance steps on your roof? From us here at Maggio Roofing, the leader among roofing companies in Washington DC, here’s a roofing checklist you can follow.

  1. Clean your gutters.

Well-kept gutters would mean that rainwater and all sorts of debris would be able to flow freely from the roof, through the gutters and the downspouts, and down to the ground. Keeping them unclean can lead to clogging, which ultimately contributes to the formation of ice dams.

  1. Remove overhanging tree branches.

This is most applicable if you have a tree that is situated right beside your home. It will reach your roof when its branches grow longer. Branches on top of a roof can be absolutely damaging especially during a storm as they can pierce through parts of your home and cause leaks. Remove them even before they fall off.

  1. Check on your insulation and ventilation.

Having a fully functional insulation and ventilation system has benefits. It will be able to avoid temperature imbalance that can eventually cause the formation of moisture, roof foundation rotting, and the formation of ice dams.

  1. Schedule a roof inspection with chosen roofer.

Hiring a roofing professional to perform an inspection will provide you a thorough and accurate assessment of whatever is going on your roofing system. Roofers know best at what they do; they have trained eyes to check, recognize, and diagnose whatever signs they find.

  1. Do necessary roof repairs/replacements.

Your roofer will give you a complete assessment report and a list of recommendations after conducting an inspection. It’s best to have them done as early as possible to prevent worsening of any damage.

This list may sound simple but these are deemed essential to preserve the durability and beauty of your home. Welcoming the New Year with a freshly maintained roof can reap you benefits.

Welcome the New Year with stronger, newly maintained DC roofing. Call Maggio Roofing today for your roofing needs.

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