We’ve said it time and time again — your roof is your first line of defense when it comes to keeping your home and family safe from bad weather. But think about it — a coach wouldn’t send a defensive end into a game without knowing everything about him first. So why wouldn’t you want to know everything there is to know about your defensive end, so to speak? That being said, there are a few things every homeowner should know about their roof.

Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof

How Old Is Your Roof?

Is your roof a rookie and brand new, or is it over 10 years old and approaching retirement age? Older roofs are more susceptible to damage and disrepair, so it’s important to know when yours was first installed.

How Is Your Roof Ventilated?

When you’re heating or cooling your home, you probably don’t want to think about letting air out, but in this case, you have to. If your roof isn’t ventilated properly, it can become a victim to mold and mildew.

Where Are Leaks Coming From?

You might assume that any roof leaks you have would come from a hole, but that’s not always the case. Leaks can just as easily be the result of damaged or saturated shingles or poor installation. Remember — a team (your roof) is only as strong as its weakest player.

Are Your Gutters in Good Shape?

If your roof is your defensive end, your gutters are your safeties. While your roof keeps water out of your home, your gutters drain it away. Make sure your gutters are always clean and water can easily flow through them.

At Keystone Gutter Helmet, we make it our mission to ensure your gutters and roof are in the proper shape to protect your home. For more information about our gutter and roof protection systems in Reading, PA, call us at 610-372-4383.