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How Can I Protect My Roof From Leaks?

The thought of maintaining your rooftop as a property owner can be quite daunting. However, ideally, you want to help ensure that it lasts its normal lifespan through proper care and upkeep. As a result, it makes sense to have a professional inspect it every 2 to 5 years or after a major storm.   Complete a Roof Tune Up service or repair as needed. What are some specific ways that roof maintenance can help to protect your home over time?

Inspect Roof System

Each season brings its own set of weather conditions. Rain, wind, ice, and snow are all conditions that affect the roof, from sunny hot summers to cold weather. It's a good idea to thoroughly inspect your shingles and other roofing materials every 2 to 5 years or after a major storm as needed to see how they're holding up.

Our technician will examine the shingles for signs of unusual wear, missing shingles or damage shingles, making a note of any that are missing and should be replaced. Examine the caulk around the pipes, vents and flashings and check valleys to make sure they are sealed. Inspect ventilation systems to make sure it is working sufficiently.   Take note of any areas with greenery or lichen, as this indicates the possibility of material rot beneath those shingles. Address any issues you discover right away to avoid major problems later on.

Annual Moss, Lichen, and Algae Treatment

Allowing greenery (moss/algae) and lichen to grow on your roof can cause widespread damage and a generally unappealing appearance. During the hot months, these growths are more likely to appear in shady areas of your rooftop. You can eventually flush out these developments by hiring a professional to clean your roof. Accurate Roofing Pros has a roof cleaning service to help.   When your roof is clean and dry, you can apply safeguard protection, which contains zinc and copper and prevents green growth from returning.

Maintaining and Cleaning the Gutters

Your gutters help secure your roof by directing water and trash away from the roof and the perimeter of your home. To ensure that your gutter canals can do their job properly, keep them clear of leaves, sticks, and other flotsam and jetsam. If there are no trees near your home, clean your gutters twice a year to keep water flowing properly. If you have trees on your property, clean your gutters on a quarterly basis to keep them in good working order.

Regularly remove leaves and debris from your roof.

If you have leaves, debris, or random trash on your roof.  The Roof Tune Up service will get rid of it all!  Gutter cleaning is recommended yearly, and Accurate Roofing Pros offers gutter cleaning services.  This will help keep things off your roof and keep your gutters and drains clear, especially during storms when you need them to work properly. Checking your roof on a regular basis for anything that "shouldn't be there," and remove it as needed will protect your roofing system.


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