1. REMOVE ANY LOOSE DEBRIS
Removing debris can be done by you or someone you hire, but needs to be taken care of every so often or when large pieces of debris or branches happen to fall on your roof.
2. REMOVE MOSS AND MOLD
When moss starts to build up on your roof it’s time to take action. We recommend cleaning it first so you can actually see if any damage has been made to your shingles. Here is a great site we found that will assist you in the moss removal process.
3. CLEAN FASCIA, GUTTERS, AND DOWN SPOUTS
This can be a pretty simple task if done regularly. Every few months we recommend cleaning out your gutters and down spouts and cleaning off your fascia. There are tools you can purchase to help with this or again hiring someone to come out and do it is always an option.
4. TRIM YOUR BRANCHES
Branches can cause some pretty serious damage to your roof if they aren’t taken care of properly. The last thing you want is for a branch to fall off during a storm and wreck your roof. We suggest keeping your branches trimmed so they aren’t even touching your roof.
5. HAVE A METAL ROOF? LOOK OUT FOR RUST
If you see rust on your metal roof, then you can do one of two things.
- If the rust isn’t too bad we suggest going ahead and just removing it following these tips here.
- However, if the rust is too much to clean yourself, meaning there are multiple spots of rust, then go ahead and give us a call for your free roof inspection so we can assess the damage.
6. GENERAL INSPECTION
Look for wear and tear on your roof so when a storm does come you are prepared. You can look out for things like, mold, moss, missing shingles, or extra wear in certain spots that could potentially lead to a leak. Again, this can be done by you or are more than welcome to CONTACT US and one of our experts will be happy to assist you.
We hope these 6 tips have help you with maintaining a beautiful roof. If you feel that you are unable to repair your roof yourself then please Contact Us today and we can have someone out there to come inspect your roof free of charge.