Roof Maintenance

Roof Maintenance

The roof is an extremely important part of your home. Maintenance is the key to the long-term performance of your roof. Roofing professionals typically all agree that a good roof requires proper design, quality materials, and proper installation in order to perform successfully.

Once your roof is installed...nothing is more critical to its long-term performance than establishing a program of regular inspections and proper maintenance.

There are some things that you can do on your own to help your roof stay in great shape and protect your home for a long time to come. Here are a few things to do.

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Roof Maintenance Tips

Before attempting any of these roof maintenance tips, you may want to recruit someone to assist you. Using a ladder and getting up on a roof can be a dangerous thing to do alone. We also suggest that you only attempt to get on the roof when the weather is good and your roof is dry.

  • Remove any loose debris. Pull out a ladder and climb up to look at your roof. You might be surprised at what you find up there. Branches, leaves, and any other loose debris should be removed.
  • Do an inspection. There are signs you can look for that will tell you whether you have issues with your roof that need further maintenance. Take a quick look at your interior ceilings. If you see stains, that may tell you that water is seeping in. Now, look at your roof to see if any shingles are missing or damaged. Can you see any moss or mold? Do any other parts of the roof, or nails, etc, appear to be loose or out of place? If you have a yes answer then it might be time to call Premier Roofing & Restorations to have a more complete inspection done.
  • Remove the moss and mold. You can get a roof moss remover and cleaner and spray it on the impacted areas of your roof. Do this according to instructions that come with the cleaner. Keep in mind that using something like a power washer can do some damage to your shingles.
  • Gutter Cleaning. Make sure to keep your gutters clean. You may find leaves and other debris clogging up your gutters. Clogged gutters can lead to water flowing into places that you don't want it to be. Be careful when dealing with gutters because leaning against them or pulling on them can damage gutters or even cause you to fall.

Roof Maintenance Checklist

Here is a basic regular roof maintenance checklist:

  1. Inspect the roof for any missing, cracked, or damaged shingles.
  2. Check for any signs of water damage, such as water stains or mold on the ceiling.
  3. Check for any leaks around vents, skylights, or chimneys.
  4. Check for any missing shingles.
  5. Check the flashing to make sure it is secure and free of rust or corrosion.
  6. Check the gutters and downspouts to make sure they are clear of debris and properly draining water away from the foundation.
  7. Inspect the attic for proper insulation and ventilation.
  8. Take note of any other issues or concerns that need to be addressed.
  9. Have a professional inspect the roof at least once a year.

It is important to remember that regular maintenance as preventative measures which can help prolong the life of your roof and prevent more costly repairs down the line. It is also important to hire professional roofer for necessary repairs or replacement if needed.

Call Premier Roofing & Restorations

As a leading Idaho Falls roofing contractor and Pocatello roofing contractor, Premier Roofing & Restorations provides all of these roof maintenance services. Many people are injured every year in falls from their roof or ladders. Don't let that happen to you. If you aren't physically able or don't have the necessary equipment to do your own roof maintenance safely, or just need a second opinion, contact Premier Roofing & Restorations today!

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