Good maintenance routines are important to prevent damage and wear of your roofing. There are simple things that can be done like cleaning debris from trees off your roof, as well as extra precautions like installing zinc strips to stop fungus from growing. Here are some roof maintenance tips that will help prevent wear and damage to your roofing to extend the life of materials:
1. Cleaning Your Roof Correctly Without Causing Damage
Cleaning your roof is one of the most important things that can be done to reduce wear to your roof, but it can also be the cause of damage to roofing materials if not done correctly. You want to be careful not to brush off granules of shingles when cleaning your roof. In addition, never use a pressure washer for cleaning your roof. Instead, use a garden hose with low pressure and a diluted cleaning solution.
2. Inspecting Roofing for Wear and Small Repairs That Are Needed
Over the years, your roof will get wear that will need to deal with. It is probably going to need a few repairs over the course of its life and will eventually need to be replaced. Contact a roofing contractor to have them do regular inspections of your roof to ensure that no repairs are needed and know when it has reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced.
3. Dealing with Roof Damage Due to Storms and Other Causes
Storms, wind and debris can cause serious damage to your roof that needs to be repaired. Sometimes, roofers in your area may be busy with other damage and you will want to deal with the problems with solutions like installing an emergency tarp or replacing an isolated shingle that has been damaged. It is a good idea to make sure you have emergency tarps, as well as some extra shingles to due quick repairs while you are waiting for help from a professional roofing service.
4. Wear of Flashing and Metal Materials That May Be A Sign You Need Roof Replacement
Other materials on your roof like metal flashing, roof vents and mechanical boots may also wear and need to be repaired or replaced. If these materials on your roof are starting to show signs of wear, it may also be a sign that your roof is becoming worn and needs to be replaced.
These are some tips to help get more life out of your roofing materials with good maintenance routines. If you need help with repairs, inspection or maintenance, contact a roofing contractor such as Emerald Roofing.