Replacing or repairing a damaged roof can be a very costly procedure, so ensuring you keep your roof in the best condition possible is essential. Your roof is the only thing keeping your property safe from the elements, so to ensure it is working as efficiently as possible, here are our top maintenance tips:
- Clear debris
Debris is one of the biggest contributors to roof damage. Loose gravel, sticks, dirt, and dead organic material can quickly lead to water pooling on your roof, which begins to leak through the shingles. Equally, this standing water can encourage the growth of harmful mold, which can cause a range of health issues. When cleaning debris, you should not just focus on the roof itself but also on your gutters.
- Regular inspections
Performing a regular inspection of your roof will help you to identify any issues before they become a major problem. Climbing up and inspecting your roof twice a year, looking for loose shingles, cracks, or holes will let you quickly fix them before a leak occurs.
- Look for water damage
Not all signs of damage will be visible from the outside, so take the time to examine the interior of your roof for signs of water damage.
- General wear and tear
Over time, your shingles can wear away as they are exposed to the elements. Keep an eye on their texture and for possible granule loss, which can be an indication that they are no longer working as efficiently as designed.
If you have spotted signs of damage, or you want a professional roofer to carry out an in-depth inspection of your property, then Wayne’s Roofing is here to help you. Our highly experienced team is capable of working with both residential and commercial clients, so get in touch today and find out how we can help you.