Roofing Tips for New Homeowners

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First time homeowners and those who have recently moved, listen up! The roof of your home is one of the most important aspects of your house’s structure. In order to maintain a high value for your home, you must keep the roof in superb condition.

Know Thy Roof
Gather as much information about your current roof as possible. How old is it? What shingle material is it made up of? Has it been re-roofed? Knowing the age, roofing material used, and if there are multiple layers to it will tell you if and when it should be replaced or repaired. To increase the longevity of your roof you must perform routine maintenance and make repairs as they are needed.

Routine Maintenance
After every storm with harsh weather conditions, you should inspect your roof and property. High speed winds can rip off shingles, debris can cause cracks or gashes, and rainfall can lead to roof leaks.Once it is safe to go outside, head up to the roof, give it a look over, and make any necessary repairs.

Making Repairs
Replacing damaged shingles is one of the most common repairs. Other repairs include replacing faulty flashing, resealing a skylight, and replacing the plywood underneath shingles. All roofing repairs should be made as soon as they are noticed because hesitation can further damage it. Always rely on professionals to make the repairs so you know that the job is properly done.

Knowing these quick facts can help you protect your new investment. Whether you need a quick repair, or a full replacement, Preferred Exterior’s GAF Master Elite installers will get the job done right To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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