Roof Maintenance Guidelines

Roof maintenance can be ignored by many, but the truth is that a small roofing problem can later become costly than any other home repairs therefore, it is important to spend some few minutes and look over your roof to have a closely look and identify any roofing damage that might have occurred. By this, it will help to avoid future and costly repairs that would have occurred later

Researchers have confirmed that a roof that is not maintained properly is likely to last only half of its expected lifetime and the best way of maintaining its warranty is to be inspecting your roof twice or thrice a year. Unfortunately for many, they don’t know how to maintain the roof. They either ignore inspecting or hire someone to get the job done for them either as an engineer, architect or a specialized renovator but nevertheless, the inspection should be about repairing each and every damaged unit and using a moisture survey is the best preferred method.

There are different ways to use a moisture survey and each testing has its own confines that should be involved by a roofing expert who is able to regulate their applicability to a specific roof before the roof is cast-off. It is preferable to have a moisture survey done once or twice after every five years and if a roof is on a marginal state a survey should be used to articulate the course.

Maintenance issues

When cleaning gutters, don’t forget to check your roof possibly on every spring and fall please ensure to check for any marks of wear and tear that is spoiled or missing curling shingles because it is cheap and easy to replace. Inspect for any signs of algae and fungus and the best way of getting rid of these dangerous plants is to install lead or zinc regulator strips.

Any present rust found on a metal are to be brushed out with a wire brush then apply paint on it. Make sure your flashing is stiff and solid enough and clear all the old caulk and before resealing brush the area and ensure it is clean.

Cover all the cracked caulking on the chimneys or around the joints to ensure there in no leaking or dripping on the roof and sweep all the leaves and sticks that might harm the shingles which causes the fungus and algae to grow and trim the branches that hangs over the roof too.

Use a snow rake to pull out the snow that accumulates on the roof to avoid roof

Maintaining your roof will be effective to your home and ensure that all your roof damage is covered by you homeowners insurance. Feel free to visit this site for any roofing inquiry.