As with all other parts of your home, your roof requires tender care and love. Your residential roof’s health can be affected by the unpredictable Florida weather and years of neglect. There are simple maintenance techniques you can use to monitor your roof’s health. Old Time Roofing has a few simple tips for maintaining your residential roof.
CLEAN, ACCESSIBLE AREAS
You don’t have to be a professional roofer in order to clean certain areas of your roofing system. You can clean your gutters. Over time, leaves and debris can build up in drains and gutters. Other important components of your roof’s function can also be clogged by this waste.
REMOVE TREE BRANCHES VERY CLOSE TO YOUR ROOF
Although trees can add beauty to your yard, they can also pose a danger to your roof. Large, dead tree branches can cause damage to your roof, break windows and allow animals or pests into your home. To prevent damage to your residential roofing, you may have to trim the branches. Use the right tools to remove dead or other tree branches.
BE YOUR OWN ROOF VIGILANTE
Every once in a while, go outside and inspect the exterior of your roof system. Are all elements of your roof, including asphalt shingles, intact? Is there excessive wear on any parts of your roof? Look for streaks or stains along the main ceiling slabs and wall intersections in your home. This will help you identify any roof leaks. You should contact a professional roofing company if you find any roof leaks, damaged shingles or impaired gutters.
SCHEDULE ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Routine roof maintenance can prevent future leaks, structural problems, and long-term damage which can impact the life expectancy of your roofing system. Before any maintenance is started, a professional roofer will inspect your roof edges, roof walls and penetration flashings. Any minor roof repairs made during the inspection will be included in the scheduled roof maintenance service. Any visible weaknesses will be addressed by the professional roofing team. The roofer will determine if your residential roof system requires stronger reinforcement.
Old Time Roofing is a local, trusted roofing company that can help you when all else fails. We can help restore your residential roof to its original condition. Contact our Old Time Roofing specialists for more information on the roofing services that we can provide to your property.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers the best roofers in Clearwater FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.