No matter what your roof is made out of, it needs occasional maintenance like any other part of your home. Your home’s roof is exposed to many different elements that lead to wear and tear and eventual damage. It’s your roof’s job to keep you safe, and it’s your job to keep it in the best condition to withstand damage.
Keep reading for tips on roofing maintenance:
Inspect Your Roof Every Year
Conducting annual roof inspections will help you keep a lookout for little, easy problems you can fix before they lead to a major problem. Our professional roofers in Surrey can climb up onto your roof and inspect it for any problems, including:
- Missing or loose shingles
- Granules in gutter
If your roof is pretty new, you might get by with just an inspection and minor maintenance every five years until it hits the 15 year mark. Once this occurs, your roof will be on borrowed time and you will need to shorten the time between inspections.
If Your Roof Has Signs of Wear
Once your roof starts to show wear, you will need a professional to inspect it. One major sign of a worn roof is discoloration. If you notice that the colour of your roof has dulled, it can be time to replace some shingles or the entire roof. Another sign is the build-up of tiny asphalt granules in your gutter. This means that your roof is wearing down and you have less protection on your roof than you need.
If You Have a Leak
This is a major sign you need a professional to inspect your roof. You most likely won’t see actual water dripping from your roof, usually a leak appears as a stain on your ceiling or wall that is circular. If it is on your wall, then it will start to show as a streak from the top of the wall to the floor. If you see these stains, you will want to get your roof inspected as soon as possible so you can put a stop to any further water damage. A smaller leak only needs a quick repair, but a bigger leak can lead to a total roof replacement.
Incoming Major Storms
More and more, we are experiencing extreme weather conditions and severe storms. If you are in the path of a storm that has rain, wind and debris, you might want to have your roof inspected professionally afterward. In many cases, shingles blow off and leave your roof susceptible to leaks.