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In order to keep a home's roof in top condition, homeowners should plan to schedule regular maintenance. It's best to hire a Virginia Beach roofing company to take a look at the roof on an annual basis. While many homeowners choose to perform annual maintenance by themselves in order to save some money, this often isn't the best idea.

When it comes to traversing the roof's surface, the average homeowner has had no special training. Homeowners whose roofs have a steep pitch may naturally want to avoid climbing on its surface, but some homeowners may be tempted to access their flat roofs. While professional roofers make it look easy, they have the experience to know how to go on the roof safely. Without this training, homeowners can put themselves at risk for a serious accident. Whether it comes to nailing down loose shingles or cleaning algae off the roof, therefore, it's smarter to hire a professional to do the job.

Gutters need to be kept clean in order to do their job properly. While those who have a single story home may be able to easily get on a ladder to remove debris, it's still worth hiring a professional to clean at least once a year.

A roofing expert from Jayhawk Exteriors of Virginia Beach VA would be happy to answer any question you have about roofing, skylights or siding.

The contractor will thoroughly clean the gutters and inspect them for possible damage. This type of damage may not be visible to the naked eye, but contractors with experience will be able to spot it. Professional workers could also install gutter guards to help prevent debris from collecting inside.

During the annual maintenance, the roofer will also likely perform a thorough inspection of the roof. This is a great help to the homeowner because small problems with the roof are more likely to be found and fixed while they're still small. When left alone, these small problems can become much bigger concerns, and they will be more expensive to fix in the long run.

Finally, if maintenance or repairs are not performed by a licensed contractor, there's a chance that it could void the warranty. In some cases, the warranty will specify that the homeowner is responsible for hiring someone to do maintenance at regular intervals, and it's definitely in the homeowner's best interest to stick to any stipulations in the warranty. Carefully read the small print before attempting any "do it yourself" jobs. Homeowners naturally want to feel responsible for the well being of their home, and many wish to save money whenever possible. However, if the homeowner doesn't have experience with working with roofs, it's usually a better idea to call in the professionals.

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