As a responsible homeowner, you ought to make conscious efforts to make sure that your roofing system stays in good condition for as long as possible. Otherwise, you might have to spend money on a costly roof replacement.
To maximize its service life, use these roof maintenance tips from Crown Roofing:
Schedule Inspections Proactively
Don’t wait for leaks to happen before calling roofing professionals for help. Preventive maintenance is key to identifying signs of damage early and addressing them before they become real headaches. Ideally, your aging roof should be professionally inspected every three to five years.
Keeps Gutters Clog-Free
A clogged gutter system is a faulty one. It can be a taxing task, but it’s necessary to clean it regularly to keep it clear and free-flowing all year long.
Remove Stuck Debris
Trapped leaves may seem harmless, but they’re detrimental to any residential roofing system. Over time, they will decompose and increase the level of moisture in your roof. In turn, your asphalt shingles will become more prone to algae discoloration. Worse, weeds may grow in the affected areas.
Inhibit Ice Damming
Contrary to popular belief, ice dams don’t naturally occur. They happen because the plane of the roof is warmer than its edges. Inadequate attic ventilation is the chief culprit behind ice damming. Clogged gutters also increase the chances of ice dam formation.
Ice dams are bad news for your roofing system. This means that frozen water is sitting on top of your roof, which could seep into the materials as they melt. Their heft also serves as an additional burden for your home to bear.
Trim Nearby Branches
Overhanging tree branches can bruise your asphalt shingles when it’s windy. If you don’t cut them, you might have to re-shingle your roof more frequently.
Be Vigilant About Storm Damage
When there’s a storm, be sure to look and listen. You need to know if the inclement weather has left parts of your roofing system in disrepair. If you’re on the lookout for damage, you’ll be more likely to schedule timely roof repair.
Making the most of your roof’s life span takes hard work, but you don’t have to do it alone. At Crown Roofing, we’ll do whatever it takes to keep it serviceable for as long as it’s worth saving. Call us at (604) 210-6655 now to set up your free roof evaluation and estimate. We serve clients in Surrey and Vancouver.