How to Make the Roof of Your Candlewood Lake Home Last Longer

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  • 1. How to Make the Roof of Your Candlewood Lake Home Last Longer

2. Taking the time to maintain and care for the roof of your Candlewood Lake property decreases the risk of replacing the roof prematurely, which is very expensive. 3. Whether your roof is new or several years old, here are some tips on how to prolong it and make it last as long as possible: 4. 1. Clean the gutters. Clogged gutters not only cause a wet basement and damaged paint on the siding, but can also be a cause for a rotten roof. Water can move upward under the shingles when leaves pile too deeply and clog the gutters, which may cause the roof to rot. Make sure to clean your gutters regularly and remove leaves that have piled up. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional to do it. 5. 2. Get Rid of Moss If you find moss growing on your roof, especially on wood or composition shingles, make sure to remove it since moss traps water. Cleaning the roof with products made of potassium salts of fatty acids rather than toxic formulas like zinc sulfate is highly recommended. 6. Once your roof is clear of moss, you can invest in zinc strips to keep the moss from coming back. A professional roofer can install zinc strips near the top of the roof for about $300. This method is advisable to owners of Candlewood Lake homes rather than treating the roof with pesticide. The run off can harm the aquatic life in Candlewood Lake. 7. 3. Trim Overhanging Branches Trim your trees and overhanging branches to keep leaves and moss off your roof and avoid abrasion from limbs and branches that can damage shingles. Branches should be 10 feet away from your roof if you want to keep rodents and pests away to prevent them from gnawing on your roof and siding. 8. 4. Prevent Ice Dams If ice builds up on your roof, remove the snow between storms to avoid leaks in your home. Dont attempt to remove ice that has already formed, since it can cause more damage to your roof. Use a roof rake to remove snow within 3 to 4 feet of the gutters. 9. These are some tips on how you can maintain the roof of your Candlewood Lake home to make it last as long as possible. 10. Call Deborah Laemmerhirt now at 203-994-4297 and let her assist you with everything you need to know about buying or selling Candlewood properties. Her years of experience as a preeminent real estate professional in Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Bridgewater, Roxbury, Washington, Weston, Westport, Southbury, Kent, Sherman, Easton, and Bethel, CT, combined with her dedication to providing the finest service will make it easier for you to find your dream home in Connecticut.