Preventative Roof Maintenance
Everyone wants to get the most out of their investment in their home. Get the most value from your roof by scheduling preventive roof maintenance. Not only will you extend the life of your roof, but you can save a lot of money as well.
Industry statistics show that a roof accounts for only 10% of the cost of building a new home but 90% of ongoing maintenance costs over the years. Therefore, routine inspections and maintenance for your roof can result in those numbers decreasing drastically.
The most common items to look for are:
- Cracked or missing caulking around skylights or chimneys
- Bare spots on asphalt shingles
- Missing or damaged shingles or other surface material
- Curled or buckled shingles
- Rusted flashing
- Paint peeling on eves or overhangs
There are a few regular preventive maintenance measures in addition to periodic exterior inspections that will extend the useful life of your home’s roof.
Clean out the gutters on a regular basis
If you want to keep your roof dry, you’re going to need gutters. Rain and melted snow slide into the gutters where it will safely flow to the ground. If your gutters are clogged, water and moisture can pool on the roof and cause the fascia to rot.
It would always be best to clean your gutters twice a year. Cleaning your gutters would ensure the integrity of your roof. Clean gutters would mean that water can go down freely and not get clogged in between in which water build-up can easily destroy the roof. One sign that there is severe wear on the roof is there’s a lot of loose gravel from asphalt shingles in your gutters.
Trim your trees to lower the risk of damage
Although it can create a significant threat to your roof, large mature trees create a beautiful backdrop to your property. Your roof can be damaged by overhanging limbs of the trees. In the fall, leaves can build up and create moisture damage.
Replace broken or missing shingles
Regular asphalt shingles can loosen and fall off or wear down after some time. Leaks and rotting due to any gaps in your roofing can allow moisture to build up. Whenever you see a worn or missing shingle, it is a great idea to replace them as soon as possible.
Reseal and caulk around vents and pipes
Openings, such as chimneys, pipes, skylights, and vents are vulnerable points in your roof. Make sure you close gaps and reduce moisture infiltration around these components with caulking or roofing tar.
We have provided a list of benefits for you to learn more if you are still worried about deciding on choosing to do routine maintenance.
Benefits of Routine Roof Maintenance.
Some of the most important reasons for performing preventive roof maintenance include:
- Maintaining your construction guarantee
- Extending the life of your roof
- Reducing the need for re-roofing or total replacement
Our management believes in providing a high level of customer service and answering any questions that may arise. If you would like to schedule a roof inspection or if you want more details on how preventive roof maintenance can help you, get in touch with our specialists today through the Contact Us page.