What is the most expensive part of your home? Most likely, it is your roof. Replacing roofing could cost between 1 and 9 dollars per square foot, which can grow to a large sum really quickly. This alone should motivate you to take good care of your roof, not to mention the inconvenience of having to have it replaced and all the headache and worries that will bring with it.
So, what can you do to keep your roof in good condition for as long as possible? One of the worst enemies of your roof is water. While roofs are built to handle rain and snow, this doesn’t mean that they are impervious to water. Having a collection of debris on your roof that retains water can lead to water sitting there for a long time. This, in turn, can lead to water damage, mold or moss growth. Clearing away branches and leaves regularly will keep this from happening.