MAINTAINING YOUR ROOF IN GAINESVILLE FL

Of all the parts of your house, the roof is more likely the one most exposed to the elements. After all that is their primary function. They’re there to protect you from the glaring sun and its harmful ultraviolet rays.

They keep you nice and dry by keeping out the rain and snow. They also keep your family warm and cozy by trapping the heat inside your home.

This is why its so important to have a solid, sturdy roof, preferably one built by professional roofers and roofing contractors, such as the Energy Roofing Company. With the right materials, installed using the proper tools used by well-trained professional roofers, you can have a roof that will last you a lifetime.

Your First Line of Defense

Roof maintenance may all be daunting for the average homeowner. Fortunately for those living in the Gainesville FL area, they have us at the Energy Roofing Company. Our team of expert, professional roofers can make sure your roof is always in tip-top shape for any condition. We are so good in what we do, leading construction material manufacturers such as GAF and Duro-last gave us various certifications that show how much they trust us to use their top-quality products to give the best in roofing services.

Keeping Costs to a Minimum

However, because it is your home’s first line of defense against the ravages of the weather, your roof is also the most likely to need immediate attention and maintenance. Remember that it is the largest part of your house, and neglecting it will put the rest of your home at risk.

While you may be hard-pressed to dig in your pocket for your roof’s upkeep, it will prove to be a wise investment in the long run.

Consider that roof replacement costs usually start at around $5,000 and can rise up to $15,000 and perhaps more.

In comparison, fixing roof damage will only cost from $200 for minor repairs to around $3,000 for more extensive work. Usually the scale will depend on the area of the roof that needs repair.

Minor maintenance usually involves sealing up small leaks or replacing small areas of roofing that may have been damaged. This normally just need a few hours of work, maybe even less, if done by a professional roofer.

If the size of the damage is larger, or is more extensive, then expenses may go up. This generally involves replacing shingles, fittings, and flashings on the roof.

If the damage is more serious, say, after a strong storm, which results in about half the roof needing fixing, then estimates will be around roof eplacement when all the shingles will be replaced to keep the roofs integrity intact. Also, the structure supporting your roof will also need looking after, and repairs will be done on them as well.

Roof Upkeep

However, there are several ways for you to save up on roof damage and avoid extensive roof repair or replacement.

Keep leaves and other debris off your roof. Usually, these will be leaves and other light objects that will get blown up there by the wind. Hopefully less rare will be errant fly balls or naughty attempts at tee-peeing your house. They present additional, unnecessary weight on your roof and its fixtures. They also provide places for water and additional debris to collect in, presenting more risks for your roof. In any case, make sure to regularly take them out from time to time.

If your home is near some trees, make it a habit to trim them of branches which may fall on your roof. Aside from the trees’ leaves and branches falling on the roof, can also hit the roofs and gutters, especially during strong winds. It will be best if you cut down potentially hazardous branches before then have a chance to do damage.

Uneven exposure is normal for a roof, with one side being more subjected to the elements than others. This part of the roof is usually the one facing the north, and will likely have a growth of mold, moss, or fungi. This particular area will likely deteriorate faster and will require more frequent looking out for and repair.
Make you’re your roof is well ventilated.

Regularly check roof fixtures such as chimneys and skylights. Since they are basically holes in the roof, they reduce the roof’s structural integrity and present weak spots which may deteriorate more quickly. Check for leaks and cracks which may form around them, especially the seams along their frames.

The Best Roof Maintenance Service

Roof maintenance may all be daunting for the average homeowner. Fortunately for those living in the Gainesville FL area, they have us at the Energy Roofing Company. Our team of expert, professional roofers can make sure your roof is always in tip-top shape for any condition. We are so good in what we do, leading construction material manufacturers such as GAF and Duro-last gave us various certifications that show how much they trust us to use their top-quality products to give the best in roofing services.

Get a free estimate from us at Energy Roofers. Visit us at 507 NW 60th Street, Suite C, Gainesville, FL 32607 and 10153 W US Highway 90, Lake City FL 32055; or call us up at 855-766-3852. We’ll be more than happy to help you out.