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Your roof is one of the most essential features of the office or home and it is the feature which will keep you dry and ensure that you don’t have to deal with the elements. A roof is a structural genius and it is something which we need to maintain and keep 

Whether you are maintaining your house or your office building, the roof is an important feature and here is how you can keep it healthy and avoid any big issues and costs this year. 

Coat it 

One of the things which can be super helpful for the roof is to coat it with special roof coating systems which will allow rain and debris to simply fall off it on contact. This can be handy and will help to keep the damp away from your building. 

Clean off debris

Every now and again it is a good idea for you to clean the debris off the roof of your home or building because it will cause a few issues. Not only does it look dirty, but having debris on the roof will eventually cause discoloured tiles and it can also hold water which will cause structural damage to the roof.

Make sure it is sealed 

When checking the roof you need to get up there and make sure that features such as the flashing are in order so that the roof stays nice and safe, and to also ensure how watertight the roof will be.

Secure loose shingles 

Shingles are a fairly easy thing to pick up from your local hardware store and this means that when you come to check the roof, you can purchase a pack of shingles ready to replace any damaged ones. Shingles are placed in a certain way on the roof to divert rainwater down into the gutters and away from the foundation of the home. You need to ensure that all of the shingles are in order and that they are also straight to ensure the building is looked after.

Clean the gutters 

Every few months you should take the time to climb up to the roof and clean out your gutters. Gutters are a feature on every building which is used to divert water away from the home and into the drains below. It is a helpful way to make sure that the building stays structurally sound and it makes a big impact on the building.

Now and again we need to clean out the gutters and also check for cracks or damage, and this will make sure that the water isn’t slipping through or building up and overflowing into the walls of our building. Make sure to clean any debris such as leaves and twigs from the roof, and also think about using a pipe cleaner to unblock the vertical section of the gutter. As well as this, you will be able to identify any eggs which are inside the gutter which likely belong to pests such as mosquitoes who thrive on standing water.

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