Ask Angi: Roof care guide

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(41NBC/WMGT) — The roof is something people tend to take for granted in their homes, but maintaining and repairing it is key to keeping your home and your family safe. In today’s Ask Angi segment Bailey Carson shares what to do to make sure your roof is in good shape to protect your home – and everything in it.

The roof is a critical part of the home but it’s hard to reach and expensive to replace.

To take care of it, you need to regularly clean your gutters- and consider trimming back trees that are dropping a lot of leaves or branches on your roof or in your gutters. And you should have your roof inspected by a professional every 2 or 3 years to make sure there are no small damages that need repair before they lead to bigger issues. It’s also important to look at attic ventilation as without proper ventilation summer heat can warp and decay your shingles and cold weather can trap moisture in your attic, getting your insulation wet and reducing its efficiency.

If you’re at the point where you need to replace your roof, it’s worth investing in high quality materials and workmanship. These two factors will have the biggest impact on the lifespan of your new roof. A local roofer will be familiar with the climate and can help you choose the material, style, color, and insulation that’s best for your roof.

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