Replace Shingles: If you notice any missing, cracked, or curled shingles, you should replace them immediately. The faster you acknowledge a shingle is missing or has a problem, the faster you can avoid crisis. Although it might seem like rushing to fix one shingle is overdramatic, it is actually practical. In reality, one faulty shingle usually means other shingles are either about to fall or crack, or there is an underlying roof problem.
Look for Loose Sections: Since you will already be on your roof to fix any missing or damaged shingles, you can check for any loose sections. If you discover that a lot of your shingles are loose or missing, you might want to consider hiring someone for a roof and gutter repair before conditions get worse.
It’s also important to check that your gutters are still tightly secured to your house. If even a portion of a gutter is loose, it’s critical that you fix it as soon as possible because that loose section could mess up the entire structure of the gutter, which would lead to bigger and more serious problems.
Clean Gutters: Clogged gutters are one of the top reasons why people have to hire a specialist for a pricy roof and gutter repair. If gutters become clogged, water could ultimately stop flowing through them, and thus build up. Eventually the water would overflow either onto your roof or down into your home’s foundation. In extreme cases, the water flows both ways. Therefore, it’s important to regularly clean out any gunk in your gutters and to hose it down to make sure water can freely move through.
Trim Trees: Trees that are near your roof or hang on your roof can lead to huge problems. If branches, leafs, and other things happen to fall into your gutters, they could create a large back up. On the other hand, larger trees could potentially scratch or damage your roof, which could create a problem that costs a ton of money to fix. Nearby trees are especially hazards during inclement weather. So, make sure any nearby trees are trim and far enough to not do too much damage in the event that it does scrape or fall on your roof.