You can’t expect your roof to perform at its peak without tending to it properly. In fact, poor maintenance is one of the causes of premature failure among new roofs. If your asphalt shingle roofing system is older than five years, then the more reasons you should get it inspected.
To ensure your roof stays leak-free at all times, Crown Residential Roofing recommends these roofing maintenance tips:
Take a Post-Storm Stroll Around Your Home
No roofing professional would advise you to go up there and check your roof up close for damage after a storm. However, it helps to assess all four corners of your roofing system from the street in hopes of identifying visible red flags. Whether you experience leaks or not, it pays to look for anything wrong that might lead to problems sooner or later. After all, you don’t need technical training to know cracked or missing shingles are bad news.
Keep an Eye on Vulnerable Areas
Some parts of your roof are more susceptible to damage. The valleys, penetrations, and drip edges are the most common sources of leakage. The actual entry points of water may be elusive since it doesn’t travel a linear path; experienced contractors know these areas aren’t the usual suspects.
Check the Attic
The presence of mold in the attic or rot in the wood deck spells disaster. Either could mean that your attic has poor ventilation, trapping moisture, causing condensation, and soaking insulation. If you don’t get adequate air flow in this part of your home, certain roofing repairs may necessary to correct the problem.
Groom Surrounding Trees
Overhanging tree limbs are detrimental to your roof. They could bruise your shingles with strong winds and scrape off the protective granules. They could also fall down and damage the very structure of your roof severely. Fallen leaves could clog your gutters and precipitate water seepage into your home.
Well-groomed trees don’t just contribute to curb appeal, but also helps keep your roofing system intact in many ways.
Have Your Mind in the Gutter
Did you know that your need for a new roof installation increases by having faulty gutters and downspouts? A functional gutter system matters to prevent water damage effectively. They should be sloped properly, free from debris, and tightly fastened to drain the rain efficiently.
Even if you know your way around the ladder, it’s best to leave your roof maintenance to professionals. We provide thorough inspections and repairs to keep asphalt shingle roofs in New Westminster and Surrey serviceable for as long as possible. Call us now at (604) 210-6655 to schedule your free roof evaluation and estimate at your convenience.