This time of year most Americans are focused on New Year’s Resolutions. It is an excellent time to regroup and refocus. Many review their last year and figure out what worked, what didn’t, and how to improve. Nothing wrong with that at all! Here is a list of the ten most common resolutions: 

  • Exercise more
  • Lose weight
  • Get organized
  • Learn a new skill or hobby
  • Live life to the fullest
  • Save more money/spend less money
  • Quit smoking
  • Spend more time with family and friends
  • Travel more
  • Read more

Despite good intentions, many fail to follow through. 

2023 should be the year you decide to have a better maintenance program for your home. Here are some roof resolutions and how to follow through with them. 

Clay tile roofing being inspected

Inspect Roof

Much like personal reflection and examination, your roof needs regular examination. How do you know what is going on up there unless it is inspected? You don’t need to do this yourself, but rather contact a trusted roofing contractor to inspect your roof. They are knowledgeable about what to look for and can see any future issues that may arise. Here are some things they will look for:

  • Loose, broken, or curling shingles
  • Broken or rusted fasteners
  • Visible roof leaks on ceilings and walls
  • Broken vents
  • Insulation 
  • Number of layers on your roof

Gutter Check

While they are often forgotten, gutters are an important part of your roofing system. They keep water from pooling on your roof and force it away from your siding and foundation. You are able to check the conditions of your gutters by safely climbing on a ladder with the help of a friend. Again, if you are having concerns, ask your roofer to inspect the gutter system

  • Clean any debris from the gutters
  • Check the fasteners for rust 
  • Check for cracks, splits, and broken areas
  • Check the downspouts 

Trim Nearby Trees

Storm damage, roof repair

Overgrown trees can damage your roof during a major storm. Secondly, they could rub or scrape on the roofing material and create damage and holes. Needles, leaves, and branches could clog up the gutter system. Hire a professional company to trim back any overhanging branches and trees to prevent future damage to your roof

Remove Debris, Moss, Algae, and Mold

Critters love to find little holes and raise a family there. Especially in your gutter system! Remove debris that collects on the rooftop to prevent them from living there. If you have shingles, algae, mold, and moss can grow over time. Again, ask about how to remove and have your roof cleaned during the inspection. 

Keep Snow and Ice Off the Roof

Snow and ice buildup can create ice dams which, in turn, will create even more problems with your roofing system. The added weight of snow and ice may be more than the frame of your home can handle. Using a snow rake or heated cables are excellent ways to keep the snow minimal on the roof. 

These tips and roof resolutions are simple enough to complete this year. Contact Integrity Pro Roofing of Denver to assist you with the inspection you need to keep your roof working in tip-top shape. We have over 10 years of experience, and our reviews from happy customers will ease your mind. We believe in taking care of your roofing project quickly and every person deserves amazing communication and a hassle-free roof experience. 

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Call us today to schedule a free inspection to keep you, your family, and your possessions safe in 2023!