With everything you have to manage in life, your roof can be an easy task for you. Having your roof maintained and inspected twice a year offers maximum protection for this long term investment.
When talking about warranties, there is a common rule of thumb that a manufacturer’s warranty or a roof shingle warranty may include coverage from 20 to 50 years. While this seems like a comprehensive warranty, a roofing labor warranty means that only the labor necessary to address a roof issue is covered, and the cost of materials is not. Not maintaining your roof may leave you strapped with a cost that you did not anticipate.
It is of the utmost importance to have your roof inspected no less than once a year. While you may be able to do minor repairs like a shingle, the more complicated issues should be left for a professional roofer. Be sure to read your warranty to prevent voiding your roof warranty. If you are not sure, contact Baldpates Construction Group for more information.
Here are three commonplace maintenance tips to get you started on managing your roofing issues.
Gutter maintenance is one of the most important ways to prevent severe water damage to your roof. Repairing a shingle is a simple process that most homeowners can do for themselves. You must channel away the water to prevent standing water.
Streaks and stains on most roofs are caused by moisture—mainly algae, moss or lichens which grows in humid climates. Cleaning your roof with chlorine bleach or copper sulfate solutions with a garden sprayer can kill mold, algae, and fungus. Routinely cut back trees and remove leaves, allowing sunlight to dry the moisture that makes these types of growth thrive. The best idea is to call a professional to clean your roof to prevent loosening shingles.
Undeniably, the chance of your roof is damaged by a severe storm is commonplace. If you see signs like water inside your home, clogs or damage to gutters or downspouts, missing shingles, or any other telltale signs of damage, call in a professional roofer. You may need to tarp your roof to prevent further damage and call your insurance carrier.
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Severe storms are possible during summer weather patterns. Be sure to check your roof for issues and storm readiness. In the meantime, check out this article for some maintenance tips or call (770) 728-9412, or request a quote here.