As you might be able to tell, roofing inspection, repair, and maintenance go hand in hand as a system to make sure your unit is secure and functional. The maintenance aspect of roofing is equally as important as a competent installation and regular inspection and repair. The only roofing type that requires minimal maintenance is a metal roof otherwise nearly every other material needs to be cleaned, caulked, etc. The reason for cleaning something like an asphalt roof is because mold, mildew, and bird droppings can ruin the makeup of the shingles. In a situation like mold growth, failure to remove of the spores properly will lead to growth and spread which could eventually make its way down the house, into the wood, and into the home’s interior. Regular cleaning of the roof also breaks free any loose shingle ‘grits’ which would normally build up in a home’s gutters over the year and could cause blockage which could eventually flood a basement and foundation.
Other roofing maintenance involves the reattachment of any shingles that have come loose as well as re-positioning flashing and re-caulking some areas. Caulk especially can break down after years of exposure to the sun and it only takes the slightest break in a seal to allow water and moisture into the home’s structure. Our routine maintenance tasks can actually extend the life of the roof well beyond the manufacturers’ suggested warranty periods, adding value and increasing return on investment literally every year.