Common Things 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘 Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof

If you own your home, it's important to know the ins and outs of home maintenance. Your home is likely the biggest personal investment and keeping up with regular maintenance can help to maintain the value of your home and potentially even increase the value. Understanding your roof is important and today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some information that every homeowner should be aware of.

#1 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.

#2 Roofs Don't Last Forever 

While roofs can last a very long time, they don't last forever. Asphalt roofs need replacing approximately every 15-20 years. When purchasing a 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.

 #3 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 HVAC system 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.

#4 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.

Schedule Your Roof Inspection With Above & Beyond Roofing!

Whether you are a new homeowner or you've owned your own home for a long time, understand your roof is important. If you aren't sure what condition your roof is in, give our roofing company in Osage Beach, MO a call. We can come out to your home and complete a free, no-obligation, roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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