Your roof protects you and your home all year. It is important and should be maintained in good condition. You may have spent thousands on your roof. It makes financial sense to care for it like you would other major purchases. If your roof isn’t maintained properly, it can quickly become a costly repair expense. You could also end up paying for the replacement of your roof. This is an expense that you probably could afford.
What can you do to preserve your roof and maintain its performance?
Here are three things that you can do to ensure your roof is in top condition.
Keep it clean
Every roof will experience some level of dirt, dust, and general grime. However, no matter the material you use, over time dirt and bird droppings can cause severe damage. The acids and chemicals found in bird droppings can cause damage to metal roofs.
You should inspect your roof every now and again, provided it is safe to do so. To have your roof cleaned professionally and safely, you should call a residential roofing company if you notice any grime, droppings or lichen. This service may be offered by a l local roofing contractor. It’s worth contacting the company that installed your roof or any other local roofing companies first.
Have your roof professionally sealed
The right coating can be applied to your roof to protect it for longer and give you peace of mind for years to come.
For guidance, contact a local roofing contractor if you are unsure about the condition of your roof’s coating.
Professionally remove mold, mildew, and algae
This was briefly mentioned in the first point. However, mold, mildew, and algae can cause roof damage if not treated. It will almost certainly lead future cracks and leaks. This could be a problem if your roof is exposed to high levels of precipitation. A professional inspection can help you identify potential problems and save you money.
Don’t assume your roof will last forever. It is not enough to be able to afford to have it repaired or replaced.This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers the best Pinellas County roofing! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.