Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your roof healthy and protecting you, your family, and your home. We recommend performing a routine check of your roof several times a year and doing these simple tasks to keep it in working order. By performing simple maintenance on your roof, you can prevent larger roofing problems from forming and ensure the longevity of your roof. Always remember, safety is number one when performing any inspections or preparing to perform and maintenance.
We have complied these simple preventative roofing maintenance tips to help you protect your home.
Clear Debris and Clean Valleys
Leaves, small branches, and other debris tend to pile up around the valleys of your roof. This encourages algae growth, which can later cause wood rot. Simply clearing the debris before it has time to settle is best. You can do so with a roof leaf rake or a telescoping pole. If safety is a concern, please be sure to contact a professional or ask a family member or friend to complete the task.
Repair or Replace Tiles Immediately
While performing your routine roofing check, it is important to carefully inspect each shingle or tile. This can be accomplished by standing on the ground and using a pair of binoculars to look at your roof. If you discover any shingles or tiles that are cracked or have excessive wear, it is important to have them repaired or replaced immediately. Not doing so, can lead to excessive sun damage or leaks.
Check Your Seals
To prevent water from leaking into your home, flashing has been installed around your chimney and vent pipes. The flashing has been placed and sealed with caulking to protect against water leaks. Replacing this caulking can ensure the flashing stays sealed. If you find and caulk missing or starting to lift up, it can be scraped away and new caulking installed to fill the gap.
These simple preventative maintenance tips can help your roof remain healthy and protect you from the elements. Also performing routine maintenance can ensure the longevity of your roof. If you are seeking support in performing any of these preventative maintenance tasks or would like a professional routine check of your roof, contact Craven Construction. We offer a free estimate for repairs and new roof installations.
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Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over 16 years of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.
Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.