Best Practices to Keep Your Roof in Good Shape

Practices to Keep Your Roof in Good ShapeOld Time Roofing can help you with a professional level of workmanship as well as excellent products and highly customer focused services. It is our job to advise you on keeping your roof in good health over the course of the year. As well as handling installation projects, we can also make sure that you are using some of the best practices that will extend the lifespan of your roof. Here are some of the best ways you can get the most out of your roofing investment!

Performing Inspections Regularly 

One of the best ways that you can prevent roofing damage and improve the performance of your roof is by regularly inspecting your roofing systems. Checking your attic for wet insulation and water spots can also be a good indication of roofing leaks before they get worse. If you’ve noticed the beginnings of a leak on the inside of your home, this could be a sign of a severe problem with your roof.

Making Repairs as Quickly as Possible

Any type of roofing system repairs needs to be done in a timely manner. Taking action to repair your roofing system can extend the service life of your roof and ensure that you can enjoy a roofing system that will not get worse if it isn’t promptly addressed. Small cracks in your shingles will continue to widen and this can become a problem over time. Large roof leaks can also compromise the overall structure of your home. The wear and tear will eventually start to add up and this can shorten the overall lifespan of your roof.

Performing Regular Maintenance 

Any roofing system requires regular maintenance in order to keep up. Regular preventative maintenance can mean fixing up small roofing problems before they get worse, making sure that your roof is draining properly and making sure that you are prepared with seasonal maintenance, trimming trees back from your roof and more.

Fixing Up Roofing Accessories

Roof flashing, downspouts and gutters can be just as important as your roof structure and shingles. Taking the time to regularly clear out your gutters, move your downspouts to the correct position and checking in on your flashing can ensure that your roofing system will stay in good repair and that you don’t have pooling water across your roof. Performing regular maintenance and checks on these items will make sure that you can improve the lifespan of your roof.

Keeping Your Roof Clean

A roof needs to be kept clean and this can mean using a power washer to regularly remove debris or working with a professional to get regular roof cleaning. Any algae growth, mildew, moss and more needs to be addressed quickly. These are substances that can continue to hold water and keep damaging your roofing materials. Cleaning your roof with a solution of chlorine and water can kill algae growth, but it’s often best to work with a professional to make sure that the process of cleaning can be done without damaging your roofing materials.

If you would like to learn more about preventative roof maintenance and the best practices to keep your roof in good shape, contact us today!