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Blue Collar Roofers is not just a simple roofing company. As a family-owned business, we treat each of our customers like family, too. Here’s some advice we’d give any family member about DIY roofing tasks to keep your home protected for a lifetime.

Maintaining Your Roof

Regular roof maintenance is crucial to prevent possible roofing issues down the road. Some of the key tasks include cleaning the gutters, trimming overhanging tree branches, and looking out for damages after a heavy storm. Read up on the specifics of regular roof maintenance to know what each task entails and how often to perform it.

It is also important to perform a visual roof check from time to time. Look for signs of damage like missing or broken shingles, worn flashing, or rust spots on metal roofs. If you notice any such signs, consider reaching out to professionals like us.

Safety First with DIY Roofing Tasks

When performing DIY tasks involving the roof, safety is of utmost importance. Remember to use a good, sturdy ladder and always have someone there to spot you – your safety is more important than any cost saving. Always wear a harness, have the right tools readily accessible, and, if possible, avoid working on the roof in adverse weather conditions.

Some might be tempted to climb up on the roof to inspect damage or perform minor repairs, but this can often lead to more harm than good. Avoid ascents unless the pitch of your roof is shallow and you’re very confident in your footing. If not, leave the up-close-and-personal inspections to the pros.

Know When To Ask For Professional Help

Despite your best efforts, there may be times when professional assistance is needed. If you see signs of significant water damage in your home, such as water streaks on walls or mold and mildew growth, contact a professional immediately.

The same applies if your roof is old and has not been replaced in the last 20 years, or if you notice sagging, as this is often a sign of serious structural damage. These are not issues that can be fixed with DIY, and trained experts like us should be called in to assess and repair the damage.

In summary, when it comes to roof maintenance and repair, a mix of regular DIY tasks and professional attention can help protect your home for a lifetime. Remember, you’re not alone in this. The Blue Collar Roofers family is here to help you keep your greatest investment, your home, safe and secure.