Fixing the Roof

Roof Maintenance

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Roof systems are generally robust as manufacturers design them to last. Depending on what type of roof system you have, you may be more in need of maintenance rather than replacement.  Keep in mind that a regular maintenance check is a great way to catch the roofing issues before they become a big deal. It is always good practice to perform routine maintenance on your roof system at least once a year.

INSPECT YOUR ROOF

INSPECT FOR RUST

Rusting is a common problem if you have a metal roof. The roof type is prone to rust. However, you can prevent your metal roof from getting rust by cleaning it properly and regularly. You need to remove the materials, such as screws and nails from your roof to remove rust.

 

Once you replaced, rusty screws, scrub all the rust off the roof with the help of a wire brush. It can help you prevent a big roofing problem in the future.

TRIM BRANCHES

Overhanging branches of trees can be a big problem for a couple of reasons. The most obvious one is that they can fall on the roof during harsh or severe weather.

That means you need to be proactive with your landscaping. Cutting off large branches that hang over your roof will reduce the risks associated with the storm damages while preventing leaves and twigs from accruing or absorbing moisture and leading to rot on the structure.

INSPECT ROOF FLASHING

Roof flashing is a component that seals off cracks allowing the structure to keep your interior dry.

 

These roof leaks are quite common near the vent pipe or chimney flashing. That means it is essential that you check the vent pipes when inspecting the roof. Make sure there are no new gaps, or that the metal around the chimney flashing is not getting rusty. In case you notice some imperfections and cracks in the flashing, get them repaired to prevent potential leaks in the future.

CLEAN GUTTERS

Clogged gutters cause water to seep into the structure of the roof system, and this can create water stains and other damages.

REPLACE DAMAGED SHINGLES

Damaged shingles may lead to roof leaks in your home. That is why it is essential to repair or replace shingles when you notice signs of damage or wear and tear. If you don’t replace the shingles immediately this may lead to a bigger repair problem in the future.

Replace Missing Shingles

Roof maintenance is the best way to prevent roof problems. Although you can inspect your roof yourself, seeking help from a roofing professional is always a better solution. The experts at Roof and Solar Solutions specialize in roof maintenance, inspections, and restoration.