A roof is one of many basic requirements for a property, and despite common thought, they actually do require some maintenance. Although maintenance of a roof is not high, it can become so if it is left unattended to for extended periods of time. Our team are skilled professionals in all aspects of roofing including installation and replacement as well as ensuring that our clients roofs are well maintained to ensure a long lifespan and correct function. Here we explain the different ways that we recommend our clients to maintain their roofs.
Metal roofing is one of the lowest maintenance roofing available on the market, however does require periodic maintenance to ensure its ongoing performance. To avoid any corrosion or other damages, it is best to ensure that the surface is clear, which involves cleaning off any mildew, dirt, stains and any other foreign objects from the roof. We recommend inspections for metal roofs to ensure that there is no rusting occurring, especially to the screws that are holding the metal sheets in place.
Gutter cleaning is an absolute necessity, not only for the maintenance of your roof, but also for the protection of your home. If gutters start to build up with leaves and debris, naturally this means there is less room in the gutters to collect the water they are designed to direct. This can lead to issues such as overflowing which can damage your property. A build up in gutters can also lead to fires, or assist in the spreading of a house fire when one occurs. We recommend to our clients that their gutters are cleaned at a minimum once annually, typically around the end of fall to ensure that their gutters are clean and able to complete their required function.
By having regular roof maintenance, a skilled professional will be able to pick up early warning signs of wear and issues of potential hazard to your home. Having regular roof maintenance can ensure that the smaller repair works can be done as needed, rather than waiting until an issue occurs and damages your property. Smaller repairs can be quick and cost effective if they are picked up relatively early, however repairs can start to become quite expensive when we are working with a roof whose maintenance has been neglected for some time.
Although it may seem like a roof does not need to be cleaned as its purpose is to direct water, roof cleaning is a required element of roof maintenance. Cleaning is required to remove any build up of dirt, debris, mildew, moss, mold and any other elements that appear to collect on your roof. Leaving these elements on your roof can cause corrosion and damages to your roof, which of course everyone would like to avoid as well as the costs that come along with it. Our team are able to clean all kinds of roofs to help with their protection.