Looking for a roofer Monroe? An important but often overlooked part of your roof, is the gutters. Keeping your gutters in good condition helps maintain your roof. When gutters clog with wet leaves and debris, the water can no longer flow freely from the roof. In the summer, standing water becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and it also encourages mold and mildew growth. During the cold winter months, this water freezes at the roof line, causing ice dams. Ice dams constantly freeze and thaw as the temperature changes, causing stress to your roof and shingle damage. Ask a roofing professional about gutter guards to keep your gutters clog free.
Unfortunately, there comes a time when roof maintenance is no longer enough. When you can see that the condition is really bad, your home simply needs a new roof. Look out for cracked or curling shingles, as these can cause water to get underneath, causing rot and decay. Shingles have small granules on them, but when the shingles are in bad condition, these granules fall off. If you see bald spots on your shingles, or granules in gutters or on the ground, they need replacing. If you see any signs of severe roof decay, contact your local roofing company for an evaluation.