Conducting Proper Roof Maintenance

Proper roof maintenance can end up saving you thousands in the long run. Most roof damage doesn’t start big. In fact, most roof damage is gradual and happens over a period of months. Regular examinations of your roofing system can help you spot problems before they cost you.

Shingle, Shake, or Tile Condition

Checking the condition of your roofing material is imperative. Check your shingles for curling or missing granules. These could be signs that your roof needs a few repairs. Look over the roof to check for any missing material that could show bare spots. Missing tiles, shakes or shingles can lead to leaks or other long term damages, and should be replaced as soon as possible.

Flashing and Valley Damage

Dirty ValleysFlashing is how your roofers seal the parts of your roof that are against chimneys, vents, and skylights. Your flashings should be inspected to ensure they are still firmly sealed and not separating. If your flashing is damaged, call a roofing professional to prevent leaks.

The valleys, where your roof dips down, are perfect places for water to gather in damp months. You should examine your roof’s valleys for standing water damage and nuisances like mold and moss. If you find any build up on your roof, it should be cleaned by an expert to ensure it doesn’t return.

A General Cleaning

Be sure to give your roof a good debris sweep before returning to the ground. Cleaning branches, leaves, and debris from your roof will help water to run off evenly, as well as preventing wear in concentrated areas.

A maintained roof can save on energy cost, look better, and last years longer. Make sure you are performing regular checks on your roofing system to keep your roofing system in great shape. When repairs are needed, call the experts at HeavenSent Exterior Solutions to schedule an evaluation.