A roof is a major investment that needs to be regularly examined and maintained if it is to last as long as it was designed to last. Whether you have just gotten a roof replaced or repaired, or if you just want to make sure that your roof remains in good condition for many years to come, then here are 4 tips that can help protect your investment:
1) Perform a regular visual examination
Either from the street or by climbing up on a ladder, you should regularly perform a visual examination of your roof. Look out for problems such as damaged or missing shingles, algae or fungi growth, rust, and cracking mortar around external structures such as chimneys.
2) Remove debris
You should make it a habit to sweep, blow, or power wash away any debris that has settled on your roof. Leaves, sticks, and tree branches can damage shingles and may even create pools of standing water that can seep through your roof and cause leaks.
3) Clean the gutters
Clogged gutters can also create drainage problems for a roof and so should be cleaned a few times a year, especially in the fall. Another benefit of regular gutter cleanings is that it can give you a heads up on a deteriorating roof, as the gutters will collect the granules that often fall from old shingles.
4) Get regular roof inspections by a qualified Edmonton roofing company
Getting a regular roof inspection is the very best way to protect your roof investment. An inspection carried out by a qualified Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park roofer can spot signs of damage that are easily missed by the untrained eye. Catching these signs early and carrying out the necessary roof repairs for a modest price prevents minor issues from turning into major ones. It is recommended that roof inspections are carried out at least twice a year.
The roofing contractors at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. understand that your roof is an important investment. Our roofing services include roof replacement, roof repair, and regular, thorough inspections that can ensure your roof remains in good condition. If it is time for your roof to be inspected by a qualified professional, then give us a call and we’ll schedule an appointment that works for you.