Kinsman, OH Preventative Roof Maintenance
Everyone wants to get the most out of their investment in their home, including the roof. Some preventive maintenance on your roof can extend its life expectancy and save you some money long-term.
Studies have shown that while a roof only takes up 10% of the total home construction, it is responsible for 90% of maintenance costs down the line. As a result, routinely inspecting and maintaining your roof may increase the lifespan of your roof, long past its original warranty date.
The most common items to look for are:
- Paint peeling on eves or overhangs
- Bare spots on asphalt shingles
- Curled or buckled shingles
- Missing or damaged shingles or other surface material
- Cracked or missing caulking around skylights or chimneys
- Rusted flashing
These are some of the regular maintenance tasks that, together with periodic exterior inspections, will extend the lifespan of your roof.
Clean out the gutters regularly
Gutters play a vital role in making your roof dry and moisture-free. Gutters channel falling rain and melting snow safely to the ground. Rotting roof and fascia are caused by clogged gutters resulting from water that pooled on your roof.
It would always be best to clean your gutters twice a year. Cleaning your gutters would ensure the integrity of your roof. Clean gutters would mean that water can go down freely and not get clogged in between in which water build-up can easily destroy the roof. Finding loose gravel in your roof’s gutter is a significant sign of deterioration and an indicator that it is high time to replace the roof.
Trim your trees to lower the risk of damage
You may love the look of beautiful, mature trees on your property, but you may not be aware of the risk they pose to your roof. Limbs that go over your roof can break and cause damage to the roof. Same with fallen leaves that can eventually trap moisture underneath.
Replace broken or missing shingles
With passing time, ordinary asphalt shingles can deteriorate or loosen and come off. Any space in your roofing can permit the accumulation of moisture consequently leading to leakages and decomposition. We would like to advise you to replace worn out or missing shingles as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your home.
Reseal and caulk around vents and pipes
Openings in your roof such as air vents and skylights are apt to make your roof vulnerable to damage. It’s crucial to seal off these areas using caulking or roofing tar to eliminate gaps and fight moisture infiltration.
Here’s a list of benefits that you’ll get to help you decide on whether to perform periodic maintenance or not.
Benefits of Routine Roof Maintenance.
Some of the most important reasons for performing preventive roof maintenance include:
- Maintaining your construction guarantee
- Extending the life of your roof
- Reducing the need for re-roofing or total replacement
Customer service is at our core and we are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Visit our Contact Us page today to learn more about preventive roof maintenance or if you would want to have your roof inspected by a specialist.