Maintaining your roof can be tricky. Doing it too often can be taxing and troublesome to your schedule. However, leaving it alone and neglecting maintenance can cause issues to arise without you noticing. As responsible roofers, we want to help you resolve this by answering the most important questions people have about the how’s and why’s of roof maintenance.
Q: How Often Should I Check?
A: Check at least twice a year, and after every storm or bad weather. Examining your roof on a yearly basis may be a safe standard, but trouble can arise at any moment. A rainy day can immediately reveal leaks on your roof. A tree branch may fall off and deliver a hard hit to the top of your roof. For these reasons, we always recommend having an inspection carried out after a storm or any type of bad weather.
Aside from these weather conditions, we recommend you check the roofing at least twice a year. Ideally, you should check during the spring or summer season, as these are the seasons with the safest conditions for an inspection.
Q: What Should I Check for?
A: Check for all signs of damage, as any one can indicate structural damage. Research before you ever conduct a roof check. This will help you recognize common signs of damage during your inspection, such as curling shingles or water stains indoors. You should also check on your flashings and gutters, as they can be cracked or damaged.
Sometimes you might need a roof repair service to check because of signs you might miss. For example, you might think that moss growing on your roof is normal, but it’s actually a sign of water running off improperly. You might also think that small granules of debris can be overlooked, but you should clean them out or else risk clogging your gutters.
Q: What should I do once I find a problem?
A: Call the right professional. At the end of the day, you should contact an expert to take care of your roof. At Homecraft Inc., we offer free in-home consultations upon scheduling. This means we can help you inspect your house and check for any issues or problems with your roof. We can then work with you to find the best way to repair and keep your roof healthy for the long-term.