Preventive maintenance can catch roof problems early and head off leaks. Although its benefits are universally relevant, each inspection and repair plan must be made on a case-by-case basis. In Crown Roofing’s book, here are the most important factors to consider when developing one:
In roof maintenance, the elements are your priority. While the summer months in Greater Vancouver are generally dry, the rest of the year is rainy. Strong winds are usually the most destructive natural forces while the combination of rain, snow and ice can wreak havoc on your roof. The perennial freeze-thaw cycle also spells trouble to roofing systems with bad drainage.
Your home’s surrounding environment can be a cause for concern, too. Overhanging tree limbs can bruise shingles, making them less resistant to blow-offs during storms. In addition, they give critters access to your home, encouraging them to build a nest in the gutters and form obstructions. In autumn, having nearby tall trees increases the chance of gutter clogging. The valleys of a roof should be free from debris. Otherwise, they’d be more prone to moisture damage.
Every roofing material has unique maintenance needs. Unlike wood shakes, asphalt shingles can achieve longevity with minimal care and attention. If you use low-maintenance roofing materials, you wouldn’t have to frequently schedule routine inspections.
The older the material, the more it needs roof repair. By and large, we recommend professional roof inspection every three to five years. However, pros might need to evaluate your roof’s condition more often as it nears the end of its expected service life to prevent surprise leakage.
Most importantly, hire the right roofer. Not all contractors are equal; some are more experienced while others lack the specialist knowledge to assess your roof’s materials. As a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor and an Owens Corning® Preferred Contractor, Crown Roofing holds advanced credentials to maintain and repair asphalt shingles.
Let’s create the perfect preventive maintenance plan for your residential roofing. With our help, you can make your home a true haven. Call us at (604) 210-6655 to schedule your free roof evaluation and estimate in Vancouver, Surrey or any nearby areas.