Maintaining Your Roof Plays an Important Role

A homes roof plays an important role in protecting your home or building by providing protection to the occupants, interior structure, components and systems in a home or building from outside forces such as wind, rain, snow and so on. 

Maintaining Your Roof

Homeowner maintenance includes cleaning the leaves, twigs, branches and debris from the roof covering, roof’s valleys and the eavestrough gutters. Home-owner maintenance includes cleaning the leaves, twigs, branches and other debris from the roof deck covering, roof valleys wall abuts and the eavestrough gutters. 

Debris in the valleys can act like a dam causing water to be wick in as well as under the shingles mat or even find a small opening and cause damage to the roof deck and the interior of the home eventually.

Clogged roof gutters and downspouts can cause water to flow backwards filling the gutters allowing water to go under the shingles and salvage paper above the eaves and cause structural damage at the eaves regardless of the roofing material. This includes composition shingles, wood shakes, tile or metal or slate. 

The best way to preserve your roof is to stay off it. Also, seasonal changes in the weather are usually the most destructive force like fallen leaves and falls freezing temperatures. Roofing industry professionals recommend performing roof covering maintenance in spring and fall, as well as after major weather events, such as high winds and snowstorms with freezing rain in the winter.  

what can a leaky roof do? A leaky roof can damage a home's ceilings, the walls and assemblies, the furnishings, trim and paint, and do all around extensive damage until the source of the leak is uncovered and properly repaired. 

To protect buildings and it's contents from water damage, roofers maintain as well as repair roofs made of BUR, or build up roofing, better known as tar or asphalt and gravel, EPDM, or synthetic or natural rubber, TPR, a thermoplastic, Metal roofing systems, copper or galvalume standing seam, or Asphalt, fibreglass, recycled rubber shingles, Slate. 


Professional roofing installers & Roofing associations recommend that roofing systems, sloped or flat, be evaluated by a licensed certified professional and maintained on an annual basis, this includes roof tune-ups when required. 
Remember, the life of your roof is directly related to how often it is inspected, and how quickly small problems are identified and repaired.


01/13/2017 5:14am

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