Whether you’re moving into a brand new home or an older one, the first few years as a new homeowner can be a learning curve. Between basic lawn maintenance to managing utilities, there are a few staple things you never want to neglect, one of those being your roof!

There are a few things you should always keep an eye on in regards to the condition of your roof. The more familiar you become with your home and its history, you will be able to gauge when it’s time to call to get a free inspection by roofing professionals like, Escex Roofing and Restorations.

1. Check for Worn, Damaged or Missing Shingles

You’ll want to keep an eye on any worn, damaged or missing shingles on your roof especially after a strong storm or a long winter. If you notice any shingles that are missing or worn, it is best to act fast to repair those spots before more damage is caused by the integrity of your roof being compromised.

2. Clean Clogged Gutters

Clogged gutters can lead to sever roof damage. If your gutters don’t have open access for the water to flow through, water could start to find its way underneath your home’s structure and lead to major water damage. It’s worth keeping an eye on this, especially during the fall and spring months.

3. Trim Over Hanging Branches

Not only can over hanging branches be a safety issue during a sever thunderstorm, their falling leaves contain moisture which causes them to rot. Rotting leaves can start to compromise the strength of your tiles or shingles. Make sure you’re trimming any over hanging branches during your roof inspections.

4. Check for Rust

If you have any metal parts to your roof you will want to keep any eye out on any rust developing on those parts. Rust on a metal roof will start to eat away at your roof’s structure. If you start to see rust and you’re not sure just how significant the damage is, call Escex Roofing and Restorations for a free inspection at 855-47-ESCEX, (855-473-7239). You can also email us at info@EscexUSA.com or click here to fill out a FREE INSPECTION form.