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Curb appeal is an important factor in a home, whether your future plans for the home include living there for generations to come or selling it later on when the value is maximized. Your roof is an important factor in this decision, and there are several things that you can do to help it ensure you maximum curb appeal. Here are a few tips:

First, keep it clean. Dust and debris can be a problem when it comes to making your roof look its best. It is a good idea to clean the roof once or twice a year, especially if you live in an area where trees regularly drop items upon its surface. This includes cleaning the gutters and removing leaves, sticks, seeds and any other items that have found their way onto the surface.

Second, make sure to keep up with the regular maintenance. While on the roof for a biannual cleaning, it is also a good idea to check for missing or damaged shingles and flashing. If you find problems, you want to call a Southport roofing professional to do a more thorough inspection of the roof.

A roofing expert at The Roof Maker, Southport roofer can assist you with any questions regarding storm damage repairs or roof inspections.

They can let you know if there is only slight damage that can be easily repaired, or if this is a sign that your roof is nearing the end of its useful lifespan. Check all seals around items like pipes, chimneys and telecom cables; inspect and clean the gutters; and watch for wear, curling and gapping on your shingles.

It's important to remember that different homes look good with different styles and colors of shingles. While some homes will look fantastic with a Spanish tile roof (or rubber tiles made to look like them), other architectural styles don't lend themselves to this roofing type. The same is true for standard black composite tiles and metal roofs. Consider the color of your home and your neighbors' homes as well as the traditional roofing that goes with your architectural style, then try and complement both. Remember that the result of this decision can have a large impact on the curb appeal of your home.

Finally, consider moss- and algae-resistant shingles. Though roofers don't recommend the aftermarket zinc and copper strips that are sold to repel the growth of moss, they do recommend shingles with these metals built into the composite surface. If you live in an area where the roof is prone to moss growth, this is an excellent way to help save time and maintenance costs.

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