New Homeowners Guide to Your Roof

If you recently bought your first home, first off congratulations! Buying your first home is exciting. When you purchase a new home, you are more than likely getting familiar with the layout of your new home, spending time organizing, and enjoying being a homeowner. Something you more than likely haven't put much thought into is your roof! As a new homeowner, you may not know much about roofing because you've never owned one before. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to share with you a few things you need to know about your roof.

1. Your Roof Can Affect Your Energy Costs.

When your roof is in good shape, you will experience lower energy costs. If your roof has a leak or is not properly ventilated, heat or cool air, depending on the time of the year can escape, causing your heater or AC to work harder. When those appliances are working harder, they use more energy, which means a higher utility bill for you. A well-maintained roof can save you money in the long run on both utilities and roof repair costs.

2. Clogged Gutters Can Damage Your Roof. 

Home maintenance, such as gutter cleaning, can easily get pushed off for seemingly more important tasks. However, cleaning your gutters is actually one of the most important things you can do to protect your roof. Your gutters play a key role in protecting your home from water damage. Their job is to re-direct water away from the vulnerable places of your home, such as the roof and the foundation. When you fail to clean them, they don't work properly and water can't flow freely off the roof as it should. Due to the water pooling up on the roof, you could experience roof leaks. As a new homeowner, it's important that you have your gutters regularly cleaned, whether you do it yourself or hire someone for the job.

3. Roof Leaks Aren't Always Obvious. 

When you think about a leaky roof, you might picture a gaping hole in your ceiling. Unfortunately, leaks aren't always that obvious. In fact, they can go undetected for quite some time, causing all sorts of other issues in your home. This is why regular Lake of the Ozarks roof inspections are important. Many times, rainwater will slip in around a missing nail or slide its way along with the underlayment before soaking into your ceiling and insulation. Bubbling paint on the ceiling, wall discoloration or mold growth could all be signs that you have a leak somewhere. If you suspect a leak, don't hesitate to give us a call to come out and look at it.

4. Roofs Don't Last Forever 

While roofs can last a very long time, oftentimes longer than you'll live in the home, they don't last forever. Asphalt roofs need replacing approximately every 15-20 years. When purchasing a new home, it's important to understand the age and quality of the roof, as well as when any repairs may have been completed on it. Careful maintenance can help extend the life of your roof. Be sure to schedule bi-annual roof inspections to ensure it's in tip-top shape.

You Can Count On Above & Beyond for all your Roofing Needs! 

If you have any questions about your roof, feel free to give Above & Beyond Roofing a call! As you already know, your home is a big investment your roof helps protect your new investment from the outdoor elements. If you're unsure if your roof is in great shape or in need of any repairs, give us a call and we can come out and complete a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks! Taking advantage of our roof inspection is a great way to give yourself peace of mind that your roof doing its job. Give us a call today to schedule your roof inspection.

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  1. Roof in our home is an important part of our home. So, its maintenance is really important. Thank you for sharing such an informative blog on roof repair and installation. Keep sharing!


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