Roof maintenance is a very important aspect to the longevity of your roof that is often ignored. A well-maintained roof can provide years of service assuring you receive the best value for your roofing dollar. On the other hand, a poorly maintained roof can shorten the life expectancy significantly, costing you thousands of dollars unnecessarily.
To properly maintain your roof:
Perform a detailed inspection at least once a year. This includes attic inspections where applicable. (Some roofs require more frequent inspections) This should only be done if you can safely access your roof, if not call a professional.
Make sure the roof is clean and free of debris.
Make sure the gutters are clean and draining properly.
Look for any overhanging limbs, ect. and trim back so they cannot come into contact with the roof.
Look for any loose or buckled flashing and properly re-attach.
Check caulking at siding and trim boards, re-caulk as needed with high quality exterior grade caulk.
Make sure all ventilation is in good working order and free of obstruction.
Sand and paint any metal pipes or flashing to keep from rusting.
Identify any possible future problems and plan appropriately to prevent or deal with them when necessary.Atlanta Roofing Specialists will be happy to assist you with any roof maintenance issues. You can contact us when you think you might need maintenance performed or we can place you on our schedule as often as needed and we will keep up with your maintenance for you! We will have one of our roofing professionals come out, perform a detailed inspection and provide you with pictures of issues that need attention and suggest a maintenance plan that best suits your needs. Call today to schedule a “no-obligation” inspection!