Ensuring a Smooth Roof Replacement Process
Are you planning a roof replacement and concerned about the impact of nearby trees? We understand your worries! Trees can indeed pose challenges during a roof replacement project. However, with the right knowledge and strategies, you can ensure a smooth and successful roof replacement process.
Keep reading to learn more about:
- Assessing the tree's proximity
- Maintaining trees & shrubs
- Scheduling inspections & roof maintenance
Assess the Tree's Proximity
Before starting your roof replacement project, evaluate the distance between your trees and the roof. Trees that are too close to your home can potentially cause damage to the roof, especially during storms or high winds. If a tree is within a dangerous range, consider consulting with an arborist to determine the best course of action.
If you're unsure of how close is too close, consult with the team at Lyons Roofing. We can review your roof and the nearby trees and let you know if they pose a problem when it comes to replacing and maintaining your roof.
Trim Overhanging Branches
Trimming overhanging branches is an essential step in protecting your roof. Overgrown branches can scrape and damage roofing materials, leading to leaks and other structural integrity issues. In severe weather, these branches can even snap off, causing significant damage. As such, trimming branches and shrubbery should be part of your normal home and roof maintenance routine.
When prepping for your roof replacement, trees and shrubs that are too close to your house can inhibit roofers' access to your roof. Additionally, these branches can obstruct the work area, making it challenging to bring in the necessary equipment and carry out the replacement efficiently and safely.
DIY Roof Maintenance Post-Replacement
Once your roof replacement is complete, it's crucial to maintain it properly to ensure it lasts as long as possible. Proactive maintenance can prevent minor issues from turning into significant problems and can save you money in the long run.
Here are some DIY roof maintenance tips to keep your new roof in top shape:
- Perform regular visual inspections: After major weather events like hail, heavy rain, or high winds, survey your roof. These conditions can cause unexpected roof damage, and timely identification can help address any issues immediately, preventing further damage.
- Remove Debris: Regularly remove any debris from your roof. Leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate over time, leading to moisture retention, which can damage your roof.
- Monitor for Moss and Algae: Keep an eye out for the presence of moss or algae, which can damage your roof if left unchecked. If you notice any, consider using a moss or algae removal product or hire a professional.
Remember, while DIY maintenance can help, it's also important to schedule professional inspections periodically to catch any issues that might not be easily visible. We recommend scheduling an annual roof inspection before the rainy season to ensure that your roof is in good condition. As part of this inspection, we will identify any problem areas, estimate the remaining lifespan of your roof, and help you plan for future replacements.
Contact Lyons Roofing today to schedule an inspection with our team of expert roofers. We can handle everything from routine roof maintenance to professional replacements.