It is certain that ensuring your asphalt shingle roof is clean and well-maintained helps you save on costly repairs over time. Experts insist that being knowledgeable of what’s behind the loss of protective granules can help delay the early deterioration of the roof covering. As a guide, roof maintenance expert Crown Roofing shares a list of maintenance mistakes every homeowner should avoid doing:
1. Ignoring debris. Leaves and other organic debris on your roof may seem pretty harmless but can be the primary culprit of rotting. Remember that when these come together, they may hold a lot of moisture that can seep into your shingles and eventually ruin them.
2. Not trimming branches. Branches, no matter the size, can harm your shingles. These can fall on top of your roof creating huge gaps or loosen your shingles and scratching up your siding.
3. Walking on your roof carelessly. Residential roofing contractors advise against walking on your roof. Too much exertion of weight and pressure on the shingles can cause damage to your protective granules coming loose whilst making the shingles crack. This can prompt water to leak in.
4. Not scheduling regular inspections and maintenance. It is always better to take preventive actions to avoid fixes. Remember that paying attention to your roof when it only has problems is a mistake that can cost you double than expected. The best thing to consider is to schedule a roof inspection at least once every year.
In need of an immediate roof repair? Get in touch with Crown Roofing Ltd. Our emergency response team will conduct a rapid inspection and perform short-term roof repairs to minimize any damage. Then we’ll provide a complete recovery plan to help restore your roof to its original condition. Give us a call today at 604-370-6288 or fill out our contact form for an estimate. We serve clients in Surrey and Vancouver.