Every homeowner in Santa Rosa should make roof maintenance their priority. Regular maintenance extends the lifespan of your roof, decreases wear and tear, and prevents issues from snowballing into major concerns.
A well maintained roof needs less frequent repairs and can help regulate the temperature of your house, making it more energy-efficient.
Here are some tips to help you keep your roof in good condition all year round.
Inspect Shingles Every Season
Every season brings unique challenges for shingles. Extreme summer heat can cause blisters to form on your roof. Thunderstorms, winds, and water can damage and cause your shingles to blow off the roof deck.
Check shingles for excessive wear and damage. Look carefully to see if any areas are missing shingles. Repair damaged shingles and replace the ones that are beyond repair.
Clean and Maintain Your Gutters
Gutters are one of the most important, but also most ignored, parts of a roof. Your gutters direct water and debris away from your house, helping to prevent structural damage. Over time, gutters can become clogged or get damaged.
Clean your gutters periodically to keep water flowing properly. Keep them free of twigs, leaves, and debris. Install gutter guards to prevent debris from slipping into your gutters.
Stay on Top of Roof Maintenance
Have a professional inspect and maintain your roof every year. Your roofing contractor will diagnose and fix current roofing issues while taking steps to prevent any future problems. You might miss the signs of a roofing problem; your contractor won’t.
Professional roof maintenance includes:
- Shingle inspection and repair or replacement
- Leak detection and repair
- Roof and gutter cleaning
- Chimney inspection and repair
Keep Your Roof Clean
An unclean roof is more susceptible to leaks. Do not let leaves, debris, twigs, or anything else that can damage your roof collect on it. Debris collecting on your roof may not seem like a serious problem, but it can cause extensive (or irreversible) damage.
Trim Branches Hanging Over Your Roof
A strong wind or thunderstorm can break branches and send them into a nearby roof. Prune branches that hang too close to your roof to help prevent this. Check the growth of branches hanging over your roof at least once a year and trim as required.
Need help creating an effective roof maintenance plan? ARS Roofing, Gutters & Solar has you covered. We are committed to helping property owners in Santa Rosa maximize their roof performance and add years to the service life of their roofs. To schedule an inspection, call (707) 584-5900.