The secret to extending the life span of a roofing system is through proper roof maintenance. This involves roof care done on a weekly or monthly basis. This type of commitment will allow your asphalt shingle roof to perform better and longer compared with those that go without regular maintenance.
ImproveIT! of Atlanta discusses the roof maintenance habits homeowners should develop to keep their roofs in good shape:
Hiring a professional team to conduct regular cleaning would do wonders for both the roof’s function and appeal. Regular roof cleaning reduces the chances of moss and algae forming on the roof’s exterior, and ultimately, wards off mold from growing and damaging the entire system.
Only expert roofers can discern if your residential roofing system is completely damage-free. Our team can determine the condition of your roof and even check if there is any damage beneath the surface.
Monthly scheduled inspections are the best maintenance habits that prolong the roof’s service life.
Assess the Roof’s Condition
There are three roof components you should assess when your roof faces extreme weather: the flashing, gutters and the shingle condition. The roof flashing should not have cracks or loosened screws, or else it will allow rainwater to seep through your roof easily. The same goes for gutters, where you’ll check for cracks or clogged debris to prevent water from damaging your roof. Lastly, the asphalt shingles should not have loose granules, which usually is the case after a hail storm.
Once you spot irregularities in these roof components, it’s time to call ImproveIT! of Atlanta to schedule a roof repair service. Our team offers excellent maintenance services. We will make sure your roofing system will last longer. You can call us at (770) 225-4477 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to receive a free project estimate. We serve homeowners in Alpharetta, Dunwoody and Roswell, GA.