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What is Roof maintenance?

Roof maintenance is the periodical checking of all the vulnerable areas on a roof that could be susceptible to having a problem. Depending on the type of roof, whether it be residential or commercial, it will be annual, biannual, or quarterly maintenance. 

Check pipe boots for cracks and wear: Cracked pipe boots are the most common reason for roof leaks. The drastic drop in temperature in the winter is when the neoprene (synthetic rubber) gasket around a plumbing vent stack is most likely to crack and create an area for water intrusion.
Remove debris from the roof, valleys, and gutters including sticks and leaves: If debris, such as leaves and sticks, are left on your roof, it can create a dam. This will cause the water to back up under the shingles and create a leak. Leaves in gutters can clog the downspouts or slow the flow of water which can cause the gutters to overflow and create unwanted moisture in the crawl space or basement.

Inspect the roof for animal intrusion: The attic in your home is the perfect safe home for many small animals. They can cause severe damage to a home by causing a leak, chewing on the electrical wiring (which is a common cause of house fires), and creating a biohazard with their waste. Early detection is the key.

Inspect ventilation for properly working fans or turbines or any obstructions in ridge vents: If condensation isn't vented out of your attic, it will dissolve the adhesives in the plywood decking. This will cause delamination of the layers which weakens the nail holding capabilities and possible shingle blow-offs in the future and possibly full decking replacement as well.

Inspect loose or missing caulking and all flashings: Caulking is essential to keeping exposed nail heads on roof penetration flanges (the exposed area on top of the shingles) watertight. It is also essential to keeping metal flashing in brick walls and chimneys watertight.

We provide residential roofing solutions that are expert and reasonably priced for your property. We are fully qualified, insured, and licensed to handle any roofing project you may have. A residential roofing system that has been expertly built and is warrantied can help you protect your house.


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