Once you have a good roof, you must take care of it, so it doesn't fall apart prematurely. Regular maintenance is the best way to take care of the roof. Roof maintenance entails several things depending on the roof's age and materials, among other things. Below are some things to expect during the maintenance.
Roof debris comes from different sources, such as tree debris, windblown debris, and roof wear and tear (such as asphalt shingles). The debris is bad for the roof since:
Cleaning helps prevent debris accumulation and its effects. A good cleaning program removes debris without damaging the roof. For example, pressure washing is a common roof cleaning method, but too much pressure can damage the roof. A professional roofer knows how to set the correct pressure to avoid damage.
Roof inspection helps to identify damages in their infancy. Your roof begins to experience damage from installation day. For example, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation deteriorates some roofing materials, such as asphalt. Snow, ice, and rainwater all damage the roof. Windstorms, foot traffic, and falling tree branches contribute to the damage.
Your roofing contractor will inspect the roof and identify emerging issues that require prompt repair. The contractor's knowledge, experience, and equipment will likely yield inspection results that you cannot get with DIY inspection. For example, roofers use thermal imaging equipment to detect hidden damages and leaks you cannot see with the naked eye.
Lastly, you don't have to wait for a cat atrophic roof damage to commission repairs. Your roofing contractor should carry out small repairs during maintenance. The small repairs will prevent serious damage to the roof, prolong its lifespan, and maintain its attractiveness.
The necessary repairs during inspection depend on the roof's age, condition, and roofing materials. For example, the contractor may have to replace damaged or missing shingles, missing gutter fasteners, and flashing. The contractor will also advise you on how to preempt roofing problems.
Clearly, regular roof maintenance is critical to your roof's health. Further advantages of regular roof maintenance include roof energy efficiency and improved curb appeal. Don't forget that roofing and insurance companies also expect strict roof maintenance. Contact a professional roofing contractor for all your maintenance needs.