5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof

Your roof is important for many reasons. While it protects your furniture and belongings, it also protects those who you love most, so it’s important that it stays in good condition. Whether you just got the keys to your dream home, or have been living there for the better part of a decade, it’s never too soon or too late to learn a little more about your home.

10 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof JM Roofing

1. How old your roof is.

Was the roof constructed a year before you bought the house, or 15? When deciding whether to repair or replace your roof, you’ll need to know this. If you’re incredibly organized and still have your home’s written inspection filed away, it will likely say the year your roof was installed. If you don’t have it, a professional can likely tell you how old your roof is.  

2. How your roof is ventilated.

Ventilation is sometimes seen as a bad word, especially in the summer months when homeowners are doing everything they can to keep their cool air in. But in reality, ventilation is incredibly important for your home’s health, since roofs that aren’t properly ventilated are susceptible to mold and mildew.

3. How a leak is happening.

Contrary to popular belief, leaks aren’t always caused by a hole in the roof. More often than not, it’s caused by over saturated tiles and spotty workmanship. 

4. Your gutters need love too.

Gutters play a key role in protecting your home and basement from leaks (see, we told you it wasn’t always from a hole in the roof!). The rain that falls off of your roof needs somewhere to go, so if your gutters are filled with leaves, twigs, and frisbees, they’re not able to do their job. 

5. Roof repairs shouldn’t be left to DIY handymen (or handywomen).

We’re all for the DIY trend of turning old dressers into bookshelves, but roof repairs should be left to the professionals. Not only are roof repairs difficult and time consuming, but they’re incredibly dangerous.

No matter what you’re looking for, JM Roofing & Siding can provide you with a wide variety of residential roofing services, including new roof installation, roof replacement, roof repair, and year-round roofing maintenance. To learn how our experienced roofers can help you, give us a call at 203-299-0716!

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