Add An Insurance Checkup To Your Spring Cleaning
The road to warm weather, picnics in the park, and sunshine are on the way. Spring is the season to clean out and renew yourself, your garden, and yes, your roof! Roof maintenance and manicuring can often be overlooked, but it’s an important part of keeping your house clean, happy, and safe. Below are a couple of important steps to remember when cleaning up your roof.
Clean Those Gutters
Gutter cleaning is probably the most routine step of cleaning your roof, but not any less important. Especially coming out of winter, there can be a lot of build up of debri like dirt or leaves. April showers bring May flowers, but those showers can cause roof and ceiling damage if the gutters cannot do their job properly.
Check the Area Surrounding your Roof
This one may be overlooked, but it’s as equally important to inspect the surrounding area of your roof, like overgrown trees. Over hanging trees should be trimmed to prevent wear and tear to your shingles, gutters, or in worse cases; a damaged or dead tree limb falling onto your roof and causing more damage.
Inspect Shingles for Moss and Algae
Did you know moss can lift shingles up and allows water and ice to get underneath them? That’s why it’s important to expect your shingles to make sure they’re clean. Also check for worn down, curled, or missing shingles. If you notice a fair amount of shingles that are battered and beaten, it may be time to repair or replace your roof.
Call the Professionals
While it may seem okay and safe to bring a buddy to spot/help you while inspecting or cleaning your roof, it’s best to call up a trained professional. They can thoroughly inspect your roof to make sure no part is left unseen or unrepaired.
If the roof on your home is over 15 years old, regardless of how it looks, it’s somehow affecting your insurance coverage in one way or another. Most companies either increase the cost for the insurance of your roof, won’t pay for the entire cost to replace it for hail or wind damage, or have a very large deductible for wind or hail claims to your roof that you may not be aware of. Be sure to check with us to understand how damages to your roof are covered as this has changed a lot over the past few years with all of our insurance carriers and many people are not aware of the changes. We’ll help you stay on “TOP” of things…
When it comes to experts in insurance, you can count on the team at American Advantage IFS to handle all your coverage needs. Feel free to schedule your free insurance review to insure everything is covered the way it needs to be. (262) 696-5800