Mesa Arizona Preventative Roof Maintenance

Everyone with a house wants to get the full value of their homes and this of course includes the roof. With some smart preventative roof maintenance, it’s possible to get the biggest benefit out of your roof as well as save money.

When building a new home, the roof accounts for only ten percent of the total construction cost but ninety percent of the home’s future maintenance costs. Having your roof inspected periodically and the minor repairs that might be needed as a result can make your roof last far beyond its warranty period.

The most common items to look for are:

  • Paint peeling on eves or overhangs
  • Rusted flashing
  • Cracked or missing caulking around skylights or chimneys
  • Bare spots on asphalt shingles
  • Curled or buckled shingles
  • Missing or damaged shingles or other surface material

There are certain regular maintenance tasks that, combined with periodic exterior inspections, will extend the useful life of your roof.

Clean out the gutters on a regular basis

Your gutters play a major role in making sure your roof stays dry. Rain and melting snow will flow from your roof and into the gutters, where it will run safely to the ground. Clogged gutters can cause water to collect on the roof, resulting in rotting of the roof and fascia.

Remove dirt from your roof’s gutters at least two times in a year. If you find a lot of loose gravel in your gutters, it may be from your asphalt shingles. This is a sign of severe wear telling you it’s time to replace your roof.

Trim your trees to lower the risk of damage

You may love having large, mature trees on your property, but be aware of the potential threat they pose to your roof. Overgrown limbs might break, ending up on your roof. Leaves, twigs and small branches can clog up the drains and trap moisture.

Replace broken or missing shingles

With time, asphalt shingles, the regular type, fall off or wear thin. Gaps in your roofing can render your roof liable to moisture build-up which causes leakage and rots. As soon as you see signs of wear or if you see shingles missing, replace them immediately.

Reseal and caulk around vents and pipes

Anywhere you have an opening, such as skylights, vents, chimneys, and pipes, your roof is vulnerable. The edges of these openings must be sealed with caulking or roof tar to prevent moisture from getting in.

If you are still on the fence about routine maintenance, we have provided a list of benefits for you to learn more from.

Benefits of Routine Roof Maintenance.

Some of the most important reasons for performing preventive roof maintenance include:

  • Reducing the need for re-roofing or total replacement
  • Extending the life of your roof
  • Maintaining your construction guarantee

We believe that customer service is key, and we are happy to answer any and all questions that you may have. If you would like more information about preventive roof maintenance or if you would like to have one scheduled, head on down to our contact us page and get in touch with us today.