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An important area, but one that is typically given little attention…your roof

Whether you are planning on selling your home, or even if you’re not going anywhere, summer is the perfect time to give your roof a little TLC.  Where should your start?

  • Clean off debris: Remove twigs, leaves, and limbs.
  • Inspect the flashing: Visually check that your flashing is solid and not deteriorating. Seal it if need be, remove old caulk and scrub the area clean.
  • Inspect the soffit: Look for cracks, holes or rotting to avoid an easy entry by water, insects, or small animals.
  • Inspect the fascia (roof trim): Look for signs of rot or damage. Contact a roofing contractor immediately if you notice an issue.
  • Secure loose shingles.
  • Clean and secure gutters: Clean and wash gutters if there are signs of deterioration, replace them.
  • Repair the mortar on the chimney: Work on your chimney should be done by a professional.
  • Prune trees: Trim any trees near or touching your roof.By doing these things yearly, you can save your roof as well as $$.
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