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Three Facts About Your Roof That No One Will Tell You

Solar on House Roof

A roof is what makes a house a house. Without it, you’ve got four walls and a living space that’s completely exposed to the elements. And it’s shockingly easy to take our roofs for granted.

For example, home-building experts maintain that the average homeowner should have their roof inspected once or even twice per year. Can you remember the last time you had a roof service company take a look at your roof? You’re not the only one — many homeowners tend to forget about their roofs as they attend to smaller home upkeep tasks. And as a result, they find themselves in need of things like emergency tarp services.

To make sure you avoid falling into an emergency roofing situation, here’s a look at three things every homeowner should know about their roofs:

Going solar isn’t right for every roof

With solar energy becoming more easily available and affordable than ever (according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar has seen an astonishing 60% growth rate over the last decade), you’ve probably considered installing solar panels on your roof. But not every roof is up to the task of going solar. Unless your home has a newer roof, it might be wise to wait until you get a replacement roof or a new house to get those solar panels.

The facts about roof inspection

As stated before, you should be having your roof inspected about once or twice each year. These inspections are a good way to know when you need a roofing repair and maintenance performed on your house, and can help you prevent leaks and other problems. If your home’s roof is nearing 20 years old, these inspections are especially important. If these routine check-ups are ignored for too long, you can easily find yourself with an emergency situation on your hands — and no one wants to deal with calling in an emergency tarp service on a moment’s notice.

Never neglect your gutters

Gutters are as much a part of your roof as the roof’s shingles or tiles — and they require about as much maintenance and upkeep as a result. In fact, not cleaning your gutters of leaves and other debris can damage your roof! Aim to clean your gutters twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall.

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