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3 Yard Work Roof Hacks to Avoid Damage

Yardwork roof hacks help Atlanta homeowners take the right steps around their yards to prevent damage to their roofs. Don't think what you do on the ground will affect the top of your home? By investing time around your yard, you can indeed keep your roof from incurring wear and tear and damage that's costly to repair. Here's what you can do:

  1. Keep trees trimmed. Perhaps one of the most effective yardwork roof hacks of all, out-of-control trees whose branches loom over your roof are more likely to break off during a storm and puncture the roof. Once there's a hole in the roof, even a tiny one, moisture starts its insidious path underneath the shingles, where it will wreak havoc on the wood structure, attic insulation and more. Preventing moisture and mold from accessing the home is the roof's primary function. So keep tree limbs trimmed and you can help avoid damage.
  2. Clean gutters. Gutters that are free of leaves and debris play a key role in the health of your home's roof. You see, when the gutter system is working properly, it ensures proper drainage of water away from the roof and the home's foundation. If the gutters become clogged, it will promote the backflow of water, increasing the likelihood that the roof or attic will incur water damage. Gutters also keep moisture away from the foundation, where it would otherwise enter the basement or crawl space and lead to mold growth.
  3. Maintain a clean yard. Picking up small branches after a storm and putting items like bikes and chairs away keep your yard looking nice. But the action also helps protect your roof. In strong storms, high winds can cause debris to become airborne, which could puncture a window or the roof.

These yardwork roof hacks are not only designed to keep your yard looking great, but also to help prevent damage to the roof by keeping moisture from infiltrating the home. For more information about roof tips and tricks, contact Findlay Roofing today!

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