Don’t Live a Roofing Nightmare! Maintain Your Roof!


There are two kinds of homeowners – those who do all of the preventative maintenance necessary to help save money and time and those who wait until a problem develops to actually deal with it. When it comes to your home’s roof, which type of homeowner should you be? The answer should be pretty simple – go for the preventative maintenance.

Why Should You Bother?

Do you wonder why you should take the time every month maintain your roof? Those little tasks make a big difference in several areas.

  • Routine Maintenance will extend the life of your investment and lower the life cycle cost of your roof.
  • Failure to maintain the roof may result in early deterioration of the roofing system.
  • Repairs for deterioration from lack of proper maintenance are very costly and puts interior valuables at risk.
  • Untreated deterioration can result in guarantee cancellation.
  • Better maintenance means catching a problem early, and that often means the difference between a brand new roof and a simple repair.
  • Finally, the more you maintain your roof, the better your property value. If you’re going to sell your house, you want it to look amazing, and a few maintenance tasks now and then can do just that.

What Should I Do?

Keep a file of all records relating to this roof including…

  • Guarantee
  • Inspection Reports
  • Repairs and Maintenance Bills
  • Original specifications and invoices

Conduct Routine Inspection

  •  At least twice per year, typically in the Spring and Fall.

Clean Your Gutters Regularly

  •  Clogged gutters may mean water is forced back under your shingles, and that can lead to real damage quickly.

Trim Overhanging tree Branches

  •  They cannot only scratch the surface of the shingles, but they could also fall and damage the roof.

Inspect After Severe Weather

  •  Always inspect the roof for damage after severe weather such as hailstorms, heavy rains, high winds, etc.

Repair Correctly

  • All roofing repairs must be performed by a reputable roofing contractor.
  • Make repairs following current repair guidelines for the type and quality of the roof installed.
  • Address non-roof related leak areas.

Keep Roof Clean and Debri Free

  • Always remove debris from roof… such as leaves, branches, dirt, rocks, bottles, etc. and debris and trash from other trades, etc.
  • Keep gutters, downspouts, drains, scuppers, and the surrounding roof areas clean to ensure proper drainage.
  • Install Gutter Filter (to eliminate water back-ups)
  • Regularly examine your roof for algae growth, deteriorated flashings, and damaged shingles.

To learn more about what you can do to protect your roof, contact Premo Roofing for a FREE Consultation and Estimate.

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