Effective Roof Maintenance Tips

Man working on roof

Like you and me, your roof also needs care and maintenance from a professional. Without that, they get worn out quickly and fail to serve you for as long as you would expect.

Here are some of the things that will help keep your roof in good condition.

  1.      Carry out a roofing inspection   

It is important to carry out obvious inspections such as flapping or missing shingles on your own. But some damages are not visible enough and you may need a specialist to have that comprehensive home inspection to notice them. Such inspections can help with even roof leak detection.

  1.      Clean your roof                                      

When it comes to maintaining a shingle roof, a key piece of advice, wash it. It is important to keep your roof free of debris. Loose material can cause clogs which may promote the growth of algae. And algae are no friend to roofs; they escalate the rate of deterioration.

  1.      Clean your gutters

Though it can be a messy job, cleaning your gutters is an essential part of comprehensive home maintenance. Clogged gutters make it easy for water to seep under the structure of your roof, hence more than just a few water stains. You can avoid the mess by having a professional do the job. 

  1.      Check the functionality of your roof equipment     

A leaky air conditioner can cause severe damage to your roof. When undertaking a roofing inspection, a roofing specialist will also examine your heating and cooling systems.  

  1.      Mind the trees                                                             

Any overhanging branches can be a problem for example they fall off on your roof during bad weather.

And so be vigilant when it comes to your landscaping and cut off any large branches that are directly over your roof. This will help not only by reducing the storm damage but also prevent leaves from piling on top of your roof.

Are you interested in roofing maintenance services?                                                                

A good place to start would be your local contractors, and if you’re staying in Tucson and the surrounding areas, we’ve got you covered at Rock Roofing. You can give us a call and request an appointment for more information on comprehensive roof inspections.