Roof Cleaning And Tile Roof Maintenance

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Roofing Maintenance

Roof repairs, and sometimes roof replacements, are inevitable for most homeowners, but upkeep of your existing roof will help you avoid premature wear and tear. Learn about roofing maintenance and what you can do to prevent roof damage.

Roof Cleaning

Keeping your roof clean is an important part of your roof maintenance plan. Clean shingles and other roofing materials to avoid buildup and formation of moss, lichens or algae, which can cause long-term problems.

Use a pressure washer on asphalt and other shingles to blast off possible harmful growth, but make sure to go slow and stay safe; a slippery roof is a dangerous roof. You can also hire a contractor for periodic roof cleaning.

Flat Roof Maintenance

A regular maintenance plan is a necessity for keeping a flat roof in optimal working condition. For proper flat roof maintenance, watch for and correct any:

  1. Blistering of roofing material
  2. Felt movement
  3. Loose membrane fasteners
  4. Pooling of water on the roof
  5. Ridging of roofing material
  6. Snow buildup
  7. Splitting of roofing material.

Tile Roof Maintenance

Unlike flat roofs, tile roofs are one of the most resilient roofing materials. However, they do require a certain amount of tile roof maintenance.

To keep your tile roof in top form, avoid excessive foot traffic on the roof to prevent cracking tiles. Also, clear debris from the roof when necessary. Keep an eye out for any interior or exterior damage from leaking, and replace any cracked tiles as soon as possible.

Shingle Roofing Maintenance

Beyond cleaning off debris and mold, you can perform regular checks to ensure that a shingle roof is in good shape. Look for and take action if you see any of the following:

  1. Blistered shingles
  2. Buckling shingles
  3. Curled or cupped shingles
  4. Inside ceiling spots (from leaks)
  5. Missing shingles
  6. Rotted shingles
  7. Smooth shingles without granules.

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