Roofing systems, when installed properly, can last for decades, protecting your home. However, with its constant battle against the elements and without proper maintenance, its life span will significantly and prematurely be cut short.
Avoid having to deal with untimely replacement of your shingle roofing by doing these simple roof care practices:
Regular and Gentle Cleaning
Moss, as harmless as it seems, highly contributes to shortening the life span of your roofing system. To prevent this problem from happening, you can apply moss killer on your roof. Many green variants that are safe for animals and plants are available on the market. Before applying the granules, remember to sweep the area first and to make sure gutters are free from obstructions.
Aside from clearing your roof from moss, it’s also highly advised to remove dark stains that over time may cause further deterioration. To do this, you can make a solution made from one-part bleach and one-part water, followed by a gentle rinsing using a regular garden hose.
To avoid unwittingly corroding your roof’s shingles, do not use a power washer unless you have flat roofing made of concrete.
Damaged roof flashings and missing or cracked shingles are common problems that happen with most roofing systems. When left untreated, these problems can lead to water intrusion and bigger repair requirements and, ultimately, roof replacement. Part of proper roof maintenance is constantly checking for these issues and calling trusted roofing professionals like Elite Roofing Solutions to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Trimming branches that grow toward and onto a roof is an important part of roof maintenance. Unnoticed branches can scrape and damage your tile roofing or other roof styles every time a gust of wind blows.
Roof maintenance boils down to being vigilant in keeping your roof in top shape and trusting only the best to handle it. Even if your roof is generally out of sight, it requires the same level of conservation and care as much as any part of the house.
To ensure you’re only getting the best products and high-quality work, turn to certified GAF Master Elite® contractors like Elite Roofing Solutions, which serves residents of Woodland, TX. Call (855) 588-6610 now for a free, no-obligation assessment of your roofing needs.