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7 Do's And Don'ts of Roof Maintenance

Nora Mcdonalid

The best way to ensure that your roof remains a sturdy first line of defense against the elements is to perform regular maintenance. Most roofs last decades before replacement is necessary. But during their lifespan, some maintenance is necessary due to damage from bad weather and standard wear and tear.

Before you think about roof maintenance though, consider what you can and can't do when carrying out maintenance or repairs on your roof.


1. Call a professional roofer for seemingly minor damage

The elements bombard your roof all day, every day. So even a minor problem, such as a missing shingle or loose piece of flashing can contribute to further roof damage if left unrepaired. If you notice something loose, broken, or missing, call a professional roofer straight away.  

2. Perform inspections to keep your roof warranty in effect

Your roofing materials manufacturer will require that you perform at least one roof inspection a year, performed by a professional, to keep your warranty intact. Find out how many inspections you need, and stick to that.

3. Remove debris of any kind from your roof

Debris can damage your roof through moisture retention, pest harboring, and dragging damage in high winds. If you spy debris on your roof, remove it immediately. If you can't safely remove it yourself, call a professional roofer.

4. Clean your gutters regularly

Your gutters are an integral part of your roof's defenses. If your gutters can't channel water away from your roof due to blockages, that water will seep into your roof and onto your siding, causing gradual damage. Keep your gutters clean and blockage free.


5. Walk on your roof

Roofers have the necessary training and experience to walk on a roof safely and without causing damage to roofing materials. Don't walk on your roof. Instead, hire a trained roofer to do that for you.

6. Perform DIY roof repairs

Performing DIY roof repairs will void your roof warranty. You will also lose your roof insurance coverage. Hiring a professional will ensure quality repairs and maintenance, as well as keep your roof warranty and insurance coverage in effect.

7. Neglect to perform a visual inspection inside and outside after a storm

After a storm, check your roof from the outside and the inside. Remember, just one minor area of damage can leave you with a costly repair bill down the line.

Remember these do's and don'ts when thinking about roof maintenance to ensure you keep your roof in good condition for many years to come. And when in doubt, you can always contact a roofing repair service.


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Every job is different. But we should all be able to agree that most professions in this world are necessary. Take roofing, for example. It definitely has its upsides and its downsides when you're up on the roof. It's nice to watch things come together as you're nailing shingles onto the surface. But of course, it can be tiring, too. Luckily, there are plenty of people who think the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to roofing as a profession. Therefore, we all have roofers to work on our homes when needed. You can learn more about roofing right here on this website.