Asphalt Roof Maintenance

Asphalt Shingle is one of the most durable roofing shingles because of its high quality materials and architectural elements which makes it more durable and longer the life span of the roof. But even Asphalt Shingle is durable, it also need some care and good maintenance. Mostly, directly sunlight, strong wind, debris and heavy rain are one of the major causes that can damage the Asphalt Shingles. So, by a proper maintenance, installation technique and inspection, your asphalt roof will last longer than you think.

Need of Maintenance

Our roof is the one who is responsible for protecting our house and especially its occupants from some dangerous elements outside. As a consequence, our roofs are the one who suffered from outside’s substantial catastrophes. That’s why, in return, we need to take care of our roofs, and we need to execute some actions by maintaining and inspecting it from time to time. You can always buy some new roofs and replace the old ones but it will cost you a lot more money.

Inspecting your Roofing Shingles

Every home owner should ensure a professional regular inspection and execute a proper maintenance, which is necessary to a roof to keep it in healthy condition can protect the home, even if there is no sign of damages.  Maintaining our roofs can save a lot of money, you can avoid purchasing some other expensive materials for the roof if you’re aware of some small damage of the roof in the first place.

Asphalt Shingles Roof are one the most visible part of a roof and vulnerable from such damages. That’s why it is very important to inspect our roofs from time to time, check if there’s leaking or standing water which can damage your shingles.

Here are 6 important steps in maintaining healthy shingle roofing:

1.) Clean the moss, algae and debris from your roof. Roofs are designed to channel the water away from your home, and debris such as dried leaves, twigs, trashmakes its task more difficult.

Asphalt Roof Maintenance

2.) Inspect if there are some damages, corrosions, or holes that may need repair or replacement on your roof.

3.) Damaged shingles can be happen anytime due to some catastrophes that cannot be avoided like storms, hail storms (especially if it is more receptive to hail damage with age),wind damage which can commonly damage the shingles, tree branches and other debris . Usually, a little roofing cement may be all that’s needed to repair a loose shingle tab. But If the shingle is really damaged, you should have to replaced it.

4.) Check caulking/sealants around the roof for cracking or other damage. Old, worn sealants should be replaced before water seepage causes problems.

5.) Check your gutters and water spout if there is a debris or blockage. Clear the leaves or twigs which causes the blockage to minimize the debris that may collect on the roof. Water spout and gutter play a critical role in your roof as they serve as the pathway of the water from the roof.

6.) Finally, check the quality of your attic ventilation & insulation. Poor air circulation can lead to molds and structural damage of your roof’s foundation. Roofers will be able to assess whether your roof has enough vents and your insulation levels are sufficient or insufficient.

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