Your roofing is a crucial part of your home. It provides protection against a range of elements so make sure you do your part in keeping it in good condition.
Keep Yourself Informed
Generally, asphalt roofing is sturdy and long lasting. However, there are some potential issues that you should watch out for to avoid issues. Typically, problems arise due to subpar roof installation, high indoor humidity levels, poor ventilation and inconsistent maintenance. By knowing what to avoid, you can better take care of your roofing system and tailor-fit a maintenance program.
Clean Your Roof Regularly
Cleaning is a simple task that can help you avoid expensive roof replacement or repair costs. There are, however, a few things you need to keep in mind.
Do it regularly in order to avoid dirt and debris buildup.
Use appropriate cleaning products, tools and methods. Avoid harsh chemicals like bleach because this can corrode the metal parts of your roof. Also, do not pressure wash your asphalt roof as this can loosen, dislodge or tear shingles.
If you’re not confident with your roof cleaning skills, hire a professional.
Replace Roofing Components When Needed
Roof inspections can help you detect signs of damage. Some of the components you should especially check are the roof shingles, flashing, gutters and downspouts. If any of these parts are cracked, broken, loose or leaky, have them repaired immediately. Make it a point to conduct roof inspections at least once a year. This way, you can provide the necessary fix and prevent the damage from becoming more serious or extensive.
Blackstone Exteriors offers complete residential and commercial exterior services, ranging from roof installation to siding replacement. Call us at (817) 203-8413, or fill out our contact form to get a quote.