The roofing system is not something that property owners can install and then forget all about it. They owe it to themselves to ensure that the roof is kept in a great shape to perform and last optimally.
We have compiled some tips to help property owners like you take their investment in the roofing system a long way.
Do not walk too much on the roof
No matter how sturdy you believe the roof to be (having spent on top-grade materials and seasoned installers), remember that it is not meant for people to walk on frequently or for a prolonged time. Limit the time you and other people spend on the roof.
Inspect the roof for damage after storms
Heavy rains and windstorms are a big threat to the structural integrity of the roofing system. Always have a visual roof inspection done after storms to ensure that no damage goes overlooked and untreated.
Attend to leaks ASAP
You should stay alert to the earliest or most minor signs of roof leaks and get them repaired without delay. Most leakages start small and lead to extensive damage if allowed to linger.
Invest in efficient, well-maintained gutters
An efficient, free-flowing gutter system is an essential investment into preserving the exterior appeal and structural strength of the property, including its roofing system. Ill-maintained, clogged gutters result in water overflow that damages the roof underlayment, fascia, and soffit.
Keep the roof free from debris and moss
Regular cleaning of the roof is a must to maintain its aesthetic value and avoid damp conditions that encourage the damaging growth of mold/mildew.
Set up a regular inspection and maintenance plan
There is no denying the importance of a regular roof maintenance schedule that includes periodic inspections. It helps extend the roof lifespan by ensuring that roofing problems are detected early on and fixed economically before much harm is done.
Do not let snow or ice accumulate on the roof
Snow buildup or ice damming is a seasonal issue hazardous to roof health. Prevent snow/ice accumulation that can cause water damage to the roof or harm it due to excessive weight.
Have overhanging tree branches pruned
Nearby trees with overhanging limbs that can pose a threat to the roofing system should be trimmed regularly.
Avoid do-it-yourself roofing jobs
DIY work on the roofing system is hazardous. While trying to save a few dollars, you can end up injuring yourself or damaging the roof.
Hire roofers after checking credentials
Do not be in a hurry to hire the first roofing company you come across. Take the time to find experienced professionals with proven capabilities.
Let Tedrick’s Roofing help you have a sturdy, efficient, watertight, and reliable roof over your head. Contact us right away at (206) 824-3440 if you suspect or observe any issue with the roofing system in your property. Our company is the leading source of wide-ranging residential and commercial roofing services in the Auburn, WA area.