Your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home and its safety, so you will want to do everything you can to prevent damage. Strong wind, heavy rainfall, and hot weather in Tampa Bay can cause damage to your roof. And while not all damage is preventable, many times it is.
Learn some of the best ways to avoid roof damage from our pros at The RHINO Gutter Company.
Get Your Roof Inspected
When it comes to your roof, small issues can quickly turn into a much larger problem. Therefore, it is important to get your roof inspected regularly to ensure that there is no damage. Catching and repairing a roof issue can help prevent costly repairs down the road.
A roofing contractor will look for any bubbling surfaces, damaged shingles, leaks, or missing shingle granules as well as any areas that need addressing such as your roof’s peaks, valleys, soffits, and flashing.
Trim Your Trees
Prevent damage to your roof and trim the trees around the roofline. This will ensure that heavy limbs from your trees won’t get knocked down and damage your roof.
Leaf litter, sticks, and other debris are an accident waiting to happen. Stacks of wet leaves can foster mold growth and moisture, not to mention entice pests. Even small sticks tossed about by the wind can dislodge or damage shingles.
At the beginning of fall and spring, it is important to clear your roof of any debris. Just make sure to do so safely. Roof-related falls are common and quite dangerous, even for professionals.
Treat Mold and Mildew
If your roof has taken on a green, yellow, or black hue, you could have a moss, algae, mold, or mildew problem. This can damage the integrity of your roof and produce a nasty odor.
Talk to a trusted roofer about the safest and most effective way to wipe out invasive growth of algae, mold, or moss to prevent damage to your roof.
Clean Your Gutters
Your gutters play an essential role in the lifespan of your roof. Gutters act like a drainage system and collect water and deposit it away from your home. They also help ensure that the rain flows properly off your roof.
When your gutters are clogged by debris, water can build up on your roof and foster mold or mildew growth, and ultimately cause rot and damage to your roofing system.
Clean your gutters regularly to ensure that they are draining properly or install a RHINO Gutter Guard®.
Install Seamless Gutters and Gutter Guards
Prevent clogged gutters and subsequent roof damage by installing seamless gutters as well as RHINO gutter guards that effectively trap debris before they make their way into your gutters.
If your gutters become overwhelmed due to a heavy volume of rainwater, they may “overshoot,” sending water where you don’t want it to go and ultimately defeating the purpose of having gutters. Our patented line of RHINO Gutter Guards® and Miters addresses these spots inside roof valleys, bay windows, upper stories, and underneath dormers.
With the installation of a complete gutter guard system, debris and pests will not be able to enter your gutters at any point, effectively protecting your roof and home.
Avoid Roof Damage with The Rhino
Prevent roof damage by calling The RHINO Gutter Company for a seamless gutter and gutter guard consultation. We offer a 20-year warranty on our RHINO Gutter Guard® system ensuring that your gutters will withstand the harsh elements and the tests of time while keeping your roof protected from debris and water damage.
Ready to get started? Call The Rhino today — 813-590-5936!