A roof is just like a car. If you perform regular maintenance, it can last for a very long time. These simple rules apply to both commercial and residential roofing. With performing these simple tasks and an annual inspection by roofing professionals, your roof can stay in tip-top shape for years to come.
Keep It Clean
One of the easiest ways to maintain your roof is to keep it clean of leaves, twigs, and other debris that may fall on it. The majority of it will be from trees that surround your home. Sitting debris can collect moisture and slowly degrade your shingles. Make sure to safely secure your ladder and watch for slick patches on the roof.
Watch for Damage
It is important to keep an eye on your roof, especially after winter when ice can melt and begin creating mildew and mold on your roof. Any areas of leakage can quickly soak into the wood and cause wood rot. Wood rot can be a pricey fix If not caught quickly. So make sure to routinely check for leaks in your attic.
While gutter and roof maintenance seems like separate components, they are actually very much connected. When your gutters are clogged with debris, they can cause water to overflow and then sit on your roof. This moisture can seem under shingles and cause the materials to start breaking down. This can lead to extensive water damage on your roof.
Even with proper maintenance, sometimes roofs just need a quick patch up. Schedule your annual roofing inspection just after winter when ice is melting. That is a time when most people start to see new leakage in their roof.
If you have a question about properly maintaining your roof, or need to schedule an annual inspection, call Paradigm Roofing at 972-542-7774.