A roof maintenance plan is a necessity to ensure the longevity of your system. There are a few integral components of the roof that should always be part of your plan, and in some cases, they should even take priority.
In this post, Crown Roofing LTD. lists four integral items in any well-thought-out roof maintenance plan.
While many consider the gutters as an optional part of the roof, it should be one of the first things to prioritize when the time comes for roof maintenance. Apart from protecting the fascia, they protect your exterior walls and siding from water damage. Additionally, blockage in the gutters adds unnecessary weight to the roof, which might end up necessitating repair.
This is the thin waterproofing structure located under the shingles. A lot of homeowners forget this since they’re usually protected by the shingles. In some cases, though, leaks are large enough to cause water to seep into the underlayment. While the structure itself can withstand this, it still pays to check its current state. The underlayment after all is your home’s last line of defense from water intrusion.
While not necessarily a “part” of the roof, attic ventilation is vital to the health of your shingles. Poor ventilation causes moisture to build up in the attic during summer, which can affect the wooden parts of the roof. During winter, poor ventilation can cause the shingles to freeze and become brittle, which hastens the timeframe between repairs and replacements.
4.The Gable Walls
The roof gables are the triangular portions of a roof located between the edges of intersecting roof pitches. It’s arguably one of the more sensitive parts of the roof since the structure itself is relatively thin and has little protection. Include this in your roof maintenance plan because leaving it in poor condition can affect the attic as well as lower your curb appeal.
Crown Roofing LTD. offers residential roofing services. Call us today at (604) 210-6655 to learn more about our roof maintenance services. We offer professional roof repair throughout Vancouver and Surrey.