Phil's Main Roofing
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
Preparing to install a new roof or make a few repairs? Your roof is one of the most fundamental components of your home, which means maintaining it can be tricky. That being said, it’s crucial to stay safe and make smart choices by keeping these top roofing tips in mind:
You know what they say - safety comes first! Before starting any DIY roofing project, protect yourself from danger by wearing the necessary clothing and using the proper equipment. For example, if your ladder is wobbly, consider purchasing a new one. If your shoes don’t have gripped souls, buy or borrow ones that do. Know when you should avoid going up on the roof and be patient if problems arise.
Ask about insurance.
Make sure your roofing contractor has workers’ compensation and liability insurance in case any accidents occur. Ask to see certificates to prove this information and make a quick call to the insurance carrier to ensure that the insurance is valid.
When it comes to choosing a new roof for your home, come to a fair compromise between quality and aesthetics. Your roof is a huge investment and has the potential to boost your home’s value, so while you want to choose a beautiful material, you also want your roof to last a long time. For example, asphalt shingles are more sturdy than wood shakes, but can mimic a similar style. However, what's most important is that you know the climate you live in and which material will best suit your home’s needs.
Keep gutters clear.
No matter the season, be sure your gutters are free of leaves, snow, debris, and rain water. Your roof can suffer from clogs if your gutters aren’t cleaned periodically, so wait until the weather clears up after a winter storm or spring shower passes and inspect the situation.
At Phil’s Main Roofing, we know that sometimes homeowners want to tackle tricky projects themselves, but just know we are here to help when you need us! We are fully licensed and insured in the state of Connecticut and Westchester County, NY, and have been helping residential and commercial customers with their roofs for over 65 years. For more information on our services, visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 838-4545.