If you want your asphalt roof to last, then you should invest in regular roof maintenance. A professional maintenance program can greatly improve your roof’s life span, appearance and durability. In today’s article, Carolina Home Specialists, the top roofer in our local area, discusses the do’s and don’ts of asphalt roof cleaning and maintenance.
What Causes Roof Damage?
The typical roof takes a lot of abuse over its lifetime because it is your home’s primary defense against bad weather. Common causes of roof damage include exposure to the elements and biological growth. However, a poor roof installation and inconsistent maintenance and repairs can also cause roof damage. This just highlights the importance of choosing a good roofing contractor for your roof installation and roof repair projects.
Roof Maintenance Do’s and Don’ts
The homeowner has an important role to play when it comes to roof maintenance. Let’s start with the do’s first. Regularly clear debris from the roof, using a tool that works from the ground. Make sure to cut away vegetation that’s near your roof. Clean your gutters every few months. Occasionally perform simple visual inspections of your roof and note down any problems you spot.
Now for the don’ts. Don’t climb up the roof yourself. Never attempt to perform roof repairs yourself because this can damage your roof. You’ll need to call a roof repair and roof replacement expert like us to work on your roof.
How Pros Can Help
During a professional inspection, a roofing contractor will climb up on your roof and inspect it for any potential problems or red flags. If they see any problems, then they can repair those areas of your roof. This will prevent small issues from turning into costly roof leaks. Regular professional roof inspection and maintenance services can make your roof last longer and perform better against bad weather.
From repairing storm damage to roof replacement, Carolina Home Specialists can help you with all of your roofing needs. We are a certified GAF installer and we are known for our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. We work with only the best professionals in the industry. Call us at (336) 740-9915 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote. You can also contact us here.