Roof Care Made Simple

A good roof over your head is as symbolic as it is practical. By protecting your home, you’re protecting your dreams! With these tips, you can achieve security and peace of mind, above all else.


Staying on top of your roof. Keeping your roof in tip-top condition will serve you in many ways. Maintaining its strength helps it battle the elements ranging from rain and tree limbs to hot sun and hail.

Protecting the attic. The right attic insulation and ventilation can keep your roof from warping and prevent water damage as well as save energy.

Starting from a solid base. Putting down a solid roof deck comes before installing new shingles. Your contractor can tell you if your roof foundation is ready for installation.

Checking the flashing. Making sure your flashing is installed correctly will help prevent water damage, especially around vents and chimneys.

Cleaning gutters. Keeping your gutters free of debris and making sure their outer edges sit lower than the roof’s slope line will help with drainage.

Your dreams need a champion and your American Family agent is up to the challenge. Check with them for more on roof repairs and replacement, and to update your homeowner’s insurance when the last shingle is in place.

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