The Basic Guide to Roof Maintenance

The benefits of a roof extend beyond simple aesthetics. A functional roof increases home value and improves your home’s energy efficiency. Over time, roofs can develop problems that can impact its integrity. If your roof has structural damage, it can compromise the safety of your home.

Roofs need periodic maintenance, so it’s imperative to have a professional inspect and maintain your roof at least once every year. Roof maintenance in Marin County minimizes roof issues, improves performance, and adds years to the useful life of a roof. A well-maintained roof will serve you reliably and is less likely to fail prematurely than a roof that is maintained once in a while or isn’t maintained at all.

Regular maintenance will save you money and headaches down the road. If you fail to keep up with roofing maintenance, your roof could develop an irreversible problem and you might have to replace it before you expected to.

What is Professional Roof Maintenance?

Professional roof maintenance includes gutter cleaning, debris removal, mold removal, and general inspection & roof repair.

Gutter Cleaning

Gutters are one of the most important parts of your roofing system. Your gutters prevent structural damage by diverting rainwater away from the foundation of your home. Since gutters are exposed to the elements, they can become clogged with dirt, dust, and debris such as leaves or twigs. Rodents and birds can make nests in your gutters that can block the path through which water flows.

During a roof maintenance session, your roofing contractor will ensure your gutters are in good condition. They will check the structural integrity of your gutters and clean them using a hose and gently remove debris. They will install gutter guards to keep debris out.

Debris Removal

Left to accumulate, debris such as twigs and leaves can damage your roof. Your contractor will sweep your roof to get rid of accumulated debris. After removing debris from your roof’s surface, they will use a sprayer attached to a garden hose (filled with a cleaning solution) to clean your roof.

Mold Removal

Mold can compromise the structural integrity of your roof. If mold spreads to your home, it can affect your health. Your roofing contractor will use water and a cleaning solution to get rid of mold.

General Inspection and Repair

After your roofing contractor has performed a visual inspection, they will get on your roof to look for loose nails or bolts, discolored, missing or damaged shingles, and loose flashing. During an inspection, your contractor will keep an eye out for warning signs of roofing problems. If something’s amiss, your contractor will address the problem immediately.

ARS Roofing, Gutters & Solar is a leading roofing company in Marin County. We are your go-to team for roofing installation, repair, maintenance and replacement. Do you need help choosing the right roofing system for your home? Call us at (707) 584-5900.

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