Regular Roofing DIY Maintenance And Inspections

By Roofity
In July 18, 2016
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Roofing contractors are not “just” in the business of replacing roofs. Inspecting and ensuring the integrity of a residential or commercial roof is important to the maintenance and safety of any structure.

While roof styles, materials, and stresses vary dramatically, some basic inspection and maintenance tips apply to all types of roofs. Whether you’re charged with facilities management at your workplace or responsible for maintenance at home, ignoring your roof until there’s an obvious problem can be a serious and costly mistake.

Regular Roofing DIY Maintenance And Inspections

Gutter Clearing/Inspection/Cleaning

Depending on the weather and surroundings, you may need to check as often as once a week.  Trees introduce all kinds of things to gutters, from leaves, nuts, and berries to the critters that go in search of them and obviously, windy weather and storms can cause damage that may or may not be apparent from the ground. Make a regular date with your gutters in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Monthly Visual Inspection

Monthly, at least, you should train your eyes on your roof, paying particular attention to any sagging or buckling. Depending on the size of your home/office building and the style of your roof, you may need binoculars or a ladder to do an adequate inspection.

In addition to looking for any obvious signs of shingle damage, including torn or loose shingles on the roof, pay attention to other signs such as nails or shingle granules in your gutters, on the driveway or walkways around your home/office building. It’s wise to pack a screwdriver along in case there are loose screws that need tightening.

Roofing Maintenance is Hard Work! And Good Insurance!

Monthly roof inspections and extra attention after storms aren’t glamorous, but it’s the best way to stay on top of your home or office building’s structural condition. Finding out you have small or potential problems is much better than just hoping for the best and in the long run learning the roofing repair could have been avoided or a much smaller repair.

When you have questions or concerns about your current roof, or suspect it’s time to consider replacing it, look for experienced, professional contractors who will provide written estimates, proof of licensure, and proof of exceeding state and local requirements for roofing contractors.

We do all of those things, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Contact us and ask for referrals, then call them. Our Commitment to quality roofing in this industry has continued to set the bar far above our competitors and blazed new trails for creative technique, endurance, and customer satisfaction.

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