Three Easy Steps for the Best Roof Maintenance Plan
Developing a comprehensive maintenance plan is a simple way to stop a lot of headaches, stress, and superfluous residential roof repairs by nipping any problems in the butt. To create an effective roof maintenance plan, start with these 3 steps:
Be Aware of Your Roof’s Condition
Instead of ignoring your roof until it begins to leak, you can expand its lifetime and avoid more expensive roof repairs by taking an active approach to maintenance, scheduling it regularly to nip any problems in the butt. You should definitely have a qualified roofing professional perform regularly checks, but you yourself should keep an eye on the general condition of the roof and note any issues that are likely to lead to leaks. Make regular visual scans from the ground to spot any issues when they first start to happen. Look for issues including (but not limited to): curled or broken asphalt or wood shingles; damaged or misaligned slate tiles; leaky or sagging gutters; areas that look darker than the rest of the roof; or deteriorated flashing.
Make Sure Your Roof Is Clean
Debris accumulates on your roof in warm weather months. Junk like twigs, dead leaves, and pine needles build up and can provide a moist, protected environment where moss or lichen can soon become established and thrive. Both of these things can harm your roof and shorten its lifespan, so it is best to have your roof cleaned regularly to get rid of the debris buildup before damage happens.
Ensure That Your Attic has Plenty Ventilation and Insulation
During warm weather months or when it is hot outside, the temperature in your attic can rise quite substantially if you do not have ample ventilation or insulation. This can cause both decking issues and premature aging of your roofing material, which can lead to more expensive problems down the road. With appropriate attic ventilation and insulation in place, it is much easier to maintain your roof year round. In addition to providing supplementary protection against expensive damage, having sufficient attic ventilation and insulation can reduce your summertime A/C costs. During cool months, it can keep condensation to a minimum to help avert any ice dams that could build up
For expert residential roof repairs in the greater Greenville, South Carolina area, contact us today at Heights Roofing. We look forward to working with you on either your residential or commercial roof!