Spending for a full roof repair can be costly, but this can be avoided with regular maintenance. If you want to know how you can keep your roof in good condition, our trusted home exterior design experts at Evergreen Renovations & Roofing shares what you need to avoid:
Keep Your Roof Clean
During your regular roof inspection, make sure to trim the branches that are hanging too closely or directly above your roof. Their leaves will collect on the roof and retain moisture which can start to rot your tiles, making them much weaker. If left unaddressed, it may result in even more damage to the entire roofing structure. Also, make sure that dirt and debris don’t pile up on your roof and gutters. Otherwise, it can be difficult for water to drain out.
Check Your Shingles
During winter weather, water can turn into a massive block of ice that can expand and loosen the nails and shingles. This can be avoided when you have your shingles inspected regularly, as this can keep them clean and free of moss, algae, lichen, and fungal growth that can otherwise cause damage to your roofing system.
Having loose or damaged shingles shouldn’t be ignored. This shouldn’t be treated as a DIY project either, so make sure to hire a trusted professional roofing contractor to check and address the issues on your shingles.
Replace Sealant Whenever Necessary
When you have your roof inspected, be sure to check on the sealant and have it replaced when needed. This means inspecting every area of the roof where the sealant is used and identifying any signs of cracking or wear and tear. When you see that it needs replacing, you’ll need to completely remove the old sealant first before applying the new sealant in the affected area.