Today I am sharing a sponsored post that many homeowners, old or new will appreciate. As it is coming into the summer months, roof maintenance tends to become a good thing to think about before the bad weather rolls in once again! Grab a cuppa and have a read so you are ready to tackle what jobs may need doing.
All homeowners need to be aware of the importance of roof maintenance and making sure there are no leaks, cracks, or issues. A good solid roof will help reduce the costs down the line and most importantly it will protect your home against our winter weather and the ever-growing storms we are experiencing. I have a few helpful tips to keep in mind when you are dealing with your roof.
Don’t climb onto your roof alone and make sure you are securing your ladder correctly when you are preparing the workspace. You shouldn’t climb onto the roof after a lot of rain or any storms. It is natural if you notice a leak on your roof then you are going to want to figure out what is causing it. HOWEVER, a wet roof is a SERIOUSLY dangerous roof. You need to wait until your roof is completely dry and the weather is dry before you even think about climbing up there. No professionals would climb up there when it is wet and dangerous and there is a reason for this so you shouldn’t do it either! You wouldn’t want to fall or get stuck up there if your ladder was to fall down in the wind. Really think about the weather around you before you even get the ladder out, if its icy, windy, rainy, snowy etc then that ladder needs to stay in the garage until it is a sunny and dry day. It is frustrating but health and safety should come first every time.
Wear A Suitable Outfit
We all know that we have done DIY in unsuitable clothing, and we are all guilty of thinking it is just a quick job, so it doesn’t matter but when it comes to climbing a ladder and your roof it matters a lot. You need to dress appropriately and making sure you have the proper clothing and footwear is the first step – dresses, skirts, flappy shorts, or flip flops are a no go! As far as shoes are concerned, you should have sturdy preferably rubber-soled boots and they must have good traction with laces done up and not hanging down or too long. You might think it is common sense, but you need to make sure you are not wearing anything that could trip you up. It’s a good idea to wear a pair of sturdy gloves with good grip to allow for better traction on the ladder and when handling tools on the roof. I would always advise you to wear some safety glasses as there could be loose debris on the roof and some form of protection for your head. I wouldn’t recommend a baseball hat though as the wind could easily blow it off – a beanie hat or a hard hat would be better suited.
Think About Calling A Professional
If you think you are in way over your head or you want some advice, then check out the numbers for local professionals in your area and give them a call. They should offer some friendly advice on inspection before giving you the price for the job itself. Don’t do the job if you are confident as you could make it worse, if you are unsure then it is time to call in the professionals. If you are a first-time homeowner or not confident with DIY, then this is the best time to ask for advice and help. Most professionals will tell you what needs to be done, how much it will cost and what you can do next time it happens. If it seems too good to be true, then get a second opinion but that is why they are there to help you and fix the issues you can’t do yourself. Make sure they are fully certified and have the correct qualification’s, insurance etc before allowing them onto your roof as this will help with any further issues down the line. If you live in the New Jersey area (USA), one trustworthy company to call is Peter’s Roofing. They have a variety of services to assist you, including gutter cleaning, help with attic fans, and of course, Roof Repair Newark.
Be sure to give them a call before issues arise.
Many people will just put up with their existing roof until they have enough funds to replace them and try and tackle any leaks themselves, but this could cost you more in the long term. The professionals can help you and many will offer a free service in order to quote you so it might be handy to get a few quotes before committing to a company. It’s important to consider all of your options regarding your roof when you move into your home. You want to make sure it will help save you money, time, and energy in the long run.