A roof maintenance program is essential to ensure your home’s safety and quality. These actions are critical for identifying potential roof problems and risks. Most of them only need to be done every few years.
Roof inspections are vital for identifying potential hazards and fixing any existing problems. Plan to have your roof inspected at least twice a year. Roof inspections are particularly important when there is a lot of roof debris. This can lead to roof damage. These inspections should be scheduled before the rainy season, especially before Arizona’s monsoon season. You could lose your roof warranty if you delay scheduling these inspections.
You should also schedule inspections. Every year, inspect your shingles. You should inspect your shingles for missing, damaged, curled, or buckled shingles, as well as bare spots and large areas of moss. All faulty shingles will need to be replaced.
You should also pay attention to trees in the vicinity of your roof, and trim them accordingly. This is preventative maintenance because even fallen leaves can cause roof damage, mold growth, and roof leaks.
Pipe and Vent Sealing
Sealing is an important part of roof maintenance. Sealing a tile roof is an easy task because it doesn’t have exposed seams. If you have a roof made of shingles, the seams should be sealed every so often. Sealant that is exposed to direct sunlight will require sealing every five to seven years. Spray-painted sealants, which help to block ultraviolet rays, will require sealing every seven to ten years. The seams of a foam roof will be sealed automatically by a roofer when it is re-coated.
Depending on the quality of your area and the proximity of trees, you will likely have to clean out your gutters. Flat roofs are more difficult to clean because you cannot see the ground. Flat roofs are more susceptible to blocking drainage. This is why drains are more important in flat roofs. You must re-coat a roofing foam every 5-10 years depending on how long it is under warranty.
This post was written by a roofing specialist at All Star Roofing. We offer the best tile roof repair in Tampa Bay FL. We are a family-owned and operated roofing business, striving to be the best in our industry. Our family has been in the Tampa Bay area for over 60 years, and our objective has always been to provide roofing services at a fast, reliable, and competitive rate. All Star has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.