Roof Maintenance


Roofing Maintenance

​We all know that feeling when we are confronted with a situation that we know we could have avoided. When it comes to roofs, these situations are much more expensive, costing property owners hundreds of dollars. This is why it is important to have a bulletproof preventive maintenance plan.

It lets you catch issues early and significantly extends the life of your roof. While some roof maintenance services can only be carried out by professional contractors, some can be done in-house.

As such, building owners and managers should hire personnel to properly maintain their roofing system. To better understand different roofing systems and which maintenance services they require, property owners could even attend seminars on the topic.

However, no matter their knowledge level, some roof services should ultimately never be ignored. These include:

  • Clearing your roof of debris

One of the easiest ways to maintain your roofing system is to always clear it of any debris. If your house is near a tree, it would be prudent to go as far as trimming any overhanging branches. This is an effective way to prevent excessive leaves and debris from gathering on your roof, absorbing moisture, and contributing to rot.

  • Cleaning and maintaining your shingles

Regularly cleaning your shingles prevents the growth of moss and algae. Moreover, during cleaning, you can easily notice any damaged or missing shingles. While you can replace individual shingles by yourself, you could alternatively enlist our professional contractors to help you out.

  • Inspect and replace the sealant

To avoid any surprises, you should inspect all the roof areas with sealant and check on its condition. If you notice that your sealant has experienced substantial wear and tear, remove and replace it.

  • Check for rust

If your roofing system has any metallic parts, you should regularly check for rust and remove it. To prevent further rust development, you should paint the metallic parts of your roof.

  • Clear your gutters and take care of your chimney

When it comes to gutters, always make sure that they are unclogged, clean, and in good shape. This positively contributes to the health of your roof. Also, ensure your chimney’s mortar is in good shape and isn’t missing. If your mortar has a problem, one of your chimney bricks could fall out and cause roof damage.

  • Keep ice dams at bay

While they do look magnificent, don’t be fooled by ice dams; they can lead to extensive roof damage and could even result in leaks. They also contribute to mold and mildew growth, something that could lead to respiratory problems. As such, it is important to prevent ice dams.

To do so, you should insulate both your house and roof. This keeps your whole roof at the same temperature as the outdoors, preventing surrounding snow from melting on warmer areas and freezing on cooler areas. Moreover, you could regularly remove snow from your roof.

What do our maintenance programs entail?
Beyond what you can do for yourself, there are some roof services that only we professionals can provide. Here are a few:

  • Roof inspections

As part of our roof maintenance programs, we provide regular inspections to our clients. This ensures we catch problems early and deal with them accordingly. Ideally, we do these inspections once or twice a year. However, this number can increase depending on your situation.

For instance, if there has been a storm or hurricane lately, you will have to get an inspection even if you already had your regular ones.

  • Coming up with a maintenance checklist

Depending on your roof’s needs, we can come up with a maintenance checklist. This helps us document roof conditions and keep track of any work done, something that will come in handy when soliciting future maintenance.

Such documentation also helps you do a life-cycle cost analysis. Ultimately, these records help you keep track of your roof’s state and will help you decide when it’s time to replace it.

  • Basic maintenance services

If you don’t want to do it yourself, we can even perform basic roof maintenance services for you. These include maintaining your shingles, snow hauling, and even sealant replacement. We have different packages depending on your budget and roof needs.

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