Roofing systems, given their constant exposure to the harsh elements, will start to break down over time. Eventually, they’ll need replacement – but that shouldn’t be for a while yet. You probably have a good idea how big and costly an early roof replacement can be. With the right considerations, however, you can easily get the most of your roof’s performance and extend its service life. But how exactly do you go about doing that?
1. Clean your gutters regularly. Your gutters work to protect your home from extensive damage by directing rainwater away. And, while they may seem like a separate component from the roofing system, they’re actually an extension of it. That’s why any damage or issues your gutters might have can also affect your roof. Take congestion, for example. It is a common gutter problem most homeowners will encounter at some point. This occurs when leaves, pine needles and other loose debris builds up inside the system, creating blockages that hamper its draining performance.
Instead of channeling rainwater to where it can’t do any harm, a clogged gutter system just allows water to back up and overflow, splashing onto your home’s exterior and foundation. In most instances, water will infiltrate the fascia or the space underneath your roof. Continued exposure to water can cause mold growth and rot in these components, weakening the roof structure. The good news is that you can prevent this simply by having your gutters cleaned by Paddy’s, the premier expert in roofing, siding and gutters in the area.
You can count on us for professional gutter cleaning a few times a year – and when a major weather event is in the forecast. This eliminates the possibility clogs or water backing up in the system, ensuring your gutters can deliver the smooth draining performance you expect. Do you prefer an alternative to gutter cleaning? Paddy’s also offers high-quality Leaf Relief® gutter protection systems from Ply Gem®. With a reliable gutter protection system in place, keeping your gutters clean and clog-free all year round becomes much easier.
2. Trim any trees close to your home. A snapping of branches under the whistle of high winds, a tearing sound and, finally, a loud crash as something heavy falls on top of your roof – no homeowner would want to face this scenario, so make sure the trees around your home are trimmed accordingly. There are also instances when the leaves from overhanging branches will pile up on the roof valley, near chimneys and or gutters.
When overlooked, the leaves collected in these areas will trap moisture and decompose, allowing moisture to build up in your roof. That’s not all either: those overhanging branches can give rodents access to your roof. These unwanted guests finding their way inside your roof system and settling in will be a nightmare – all the more reason to start cutting down some of the greenery around your roof. You can ask a professional like Paddy’s to handle the job.
3. Invest in professional roof inspection. Schedule one about twice a year or after a major weather event. A passing storm may have left your roofing system seemingly intact, but there are types of damage that aren’t always obvious from the ground. High winds, for example, can loosen and lift up your shingles until they are torn off. Large hailstones can damage your roof upon impact, creating small dents and holes, or knocking the protective granules off your shingles. Turn to Paddy’s immediately for a comprehensive roof inspection. We’ll examine every section of your roof, from the shingles and gutters to the flashing around its chimneys.
With a thorough roof checkup, we can prevent roof issues from forming in the first place. This also allows us to deal with any escalating problems before they turn serious and compromise your roof’s weather performance. Our roofing crew has the necessary training and experience for this job, so you’re always sure we won’t miss anything Important. With us at the helm, making your roof last longer is stress-free.
4. Don’t put off repairs. Sometimes, it’s so easy to underestimate a roofing problem. That small leak may be a minor annoyance now, but it will worsen over time and leave your home susceptible to water damage. Make sure to deal with any roofing issues you’ve noticed as soon as possible. This way, you can:
Avoid expensive and extensive roof restoration or replacement.
Add more years to the service life of your roofing system.
Keep your roofing warranties intact.
Ensure your homeowner’s insurance will still cover your investment.
Like most big projects, roof repair is best left to those who have the training and expertise. It’s all too easy to make costly mistakes when you take the DIY route. But with a roofing professional like Paddy’s, you’re sure the work will be done perfectly right the first time.
More Reasons to Work With Paddy’s
We are a fully licensed, bonded and insured company, with the necessary workers’ compensation and liability coverage to better protect you and your investment. Our workmanship is backed by years of combined experience, so you can always expect timely and efficient roof repair or installation that leaves no room for mistakes. And, because Paddy’s is committed to delivering complete client satisfaction, we are always open and available to address any concerns you might have about the job. And, on the off chance you find the results unsatisfactory, we will provide the appropriate and effective solution. This dedication to customer-centric service is one of the reasons we maintain the prominent A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Aside from roof repair and maintenance, Paddy’s can also take on your roof installation needs. We are factory certified by North America’s largest roofing manufacturers, including GAF®, TAMKO® and BullDog®. This means access to some of the highest quality replacement roofing systems available today. They’re designed for extreme durability, long-lasting weather performance and premium aesthetics – and come with solid warranty coverage for your greater peace of mind.
When it comes to high-quality roofing services, look no further than Paddy’s. Expect only a smooth and worry-free experience when you turn to us. We proudly serve Newark, DE, and the nearby areas. Call us today at (302) 208-9510, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.