Have you ever asked yourself “what if?” What if you had majored in something different in college? What if you hadn’t moved in the middle of your elementary school career? What if you hadn’t run that red light and gotten that costly ticket? Life is full of “what ifs” and hindsight is always 20/20.
Unfortunately, many homeowners get a case of the “what ifs” when it comes to things around their home as well. People are simply too busy and too caught up in daily life to notice things around the house. Items can break down and cause issues before homeowners notice anything’s wrong, which leads them to start beating themselves up and asking those “what if” questions again.
Take the roof, for example. It protects your home and works hard for you on a daily basis, but how often do you actually take time to maintain or even inspect it? If you have a leak sprout in your roof, you might have some serious roof retrospect and start asking “what if” in terms of roof maintenance. What if you’d noticed sooner? Well, the repair bills wouldn’t be as high and the clean up wouldn’t be as complicated!
Before you get yourself into such a situation, take time away from your busy life to avoid a roof retrospect and pay a little attention to it today. Here are some simple things you can do.
Clean the Gutters
Every roof will only work as well as its gutters allow. The rain is going to run off the roof and if the gutters don’t direct it away from the house, it’ll start to pile up. This could lead to damage to the roof as well as the foundation.
Inspect the Roof from Below
It’s not necessarily a good idea to get out a ladder and climb onto your roof, but if you look at it from the ground and really inspect it, you can see a lot. Know what it looks like normally and you will notice when the shingles curl or blow off completely. Noticing even small things like a loose shingle can help you catch a leak before it occurs.
Basic roof maintenance and awareness can cause those “what if” questions to be a thing of the past. If you’re not sure you’re catching it all, contact Pro Roofing & Siding for a full inspection.