Top Maintenance Tips for Your Roofing
Your roof is important for protecting your house and your family from weather, bugs, falling objects and animals. When it comes to roofing on the Sunshine Coast, Stormguard Roofing is your go-to source. We can help repair or restore your current roof or install a new one if it’s needed. Your roof should last for many years and you can ensure a nice long lifespan by taking great care of it, using the tips below.
Inspect it Regularly
At least twice per year, check your roof for problems that can lead to damage and needed repairs. Check for missing or damaged shingles, loose or missing flashings, exposed components, sagging or broken gutters, roof granules and drip edges that are damaged. If you notice any of these problems, address them immediately.
Clean Your Gutter
When your gutters are clogged with debris, water can build up, which can damage the fascia of your roof and that can be quite costly to take care of. You can clean your own gutters a couple of times each year, but you can also call the professionals to get it done for you.
Check for Foliage
A storm can sometimes break a tree branch and if it’s above your roof and comes crashing down, you could be facing some expensive roofing problems. Keep the trees in your outdoor space trimmed well so they don’t pose a risk to your roof. At the same time, check for algae and moss on your roof. Prevent it from growing by keeping trees trimmed and debris removed from the roof. This plant growth can damage your roofing material so it’s best to keep it growing in the first place.
Check the Caulk
Your roof needs to have a sturdy caulk used to keep the seal between the roof and the fascia. Check the caulking often and if it appears to be wearing out or lifting in spots, call us to help you get it re-caulked before you have leaking or structural problems to deal with.
Check the Insulation
Insulation is important for helping your roof keep moisture and weather out of your home. Check yours on a regular basis and have it replaced as needed. Keeping moisture out ensures that your roof isn’t damaged and that it lasts a long time.
Contact the Roofing Experts at Stormguard Roofing!
If you’re wondering what the common roof repair warning signs are, read our previous blog here!