As your preferred roofers in Twin Cities, we are happy to install a high-quality, beautiful roof to give your home a complete facelift, but we want it to last as long as possible. We recognize that maintenance is an important part of extending the life of your roof, and have some maintenance tips to help you protect it when we aren’t around.
Clean Your Gutters
If your gutters are full of debris and backed up, moisture can end up collecting on your roof and weakening it, causing leaks and problems that last for years. Make sure your gutters are free and clear from leaves, debris and dirt.
Inspect Your Roof
If you are cleaning your own gutters, this is the perfect time to inspect your roof for problems. Check for damaged or missing shingles, any type of moss or algae, rust or any signs of leaking. Dampness, mold and spots on the ceiling are all obvious signs that your roof may have a leak.
You also want to check your flashing to ensure that it is solid, and seal any caulking or mortar around joints and chimneys that appears to be deteriorating or cracking.
Sweep Your Roof
Keep your roof free of debris by sweeping or blowing it off on a regular basis. Leaves and sticks can build up on the roof and cause damage to shingles. Eventually they may even grow algae and clog your gutters. Our roofers in Twin Cities are happy to perform regular roof cleaning if you prefer a professional do it.
If you have branches from trees and bushes that hang over your roof, keep them trimmed. This keeps critters away and prevents damage to your roof as they move back and forth.
We Can Help
If you are invested in the lifespan of your roof and want more specific tips to keep yours damage free and clean, contact us today to speak to professional roofers in Twin Cities.