Roof Maintenance Tips
Your roof is arguably the most important part of your home, but when was the last time you thought about protecting it? Our roofs keep us dry and warm, yet they might not make your list when it comes to important home elements that you think about. At Roofing Services Now, we know that roofing repair or replacement is one of the most expensive home improvements, so we’ve made a list of preventative measures you can take to avoid this costly situation until necessary. Read below for three roof maintenance tips.
Preventative Roof Maintenance Tips
A roof should have a 25-year life if it’s well taken care of, and we want to help you make sure your roof has the best life possible. Follow this guide and be sure to reach out with any questions you may have.
Regularly Replace Broken Shingles
Make sure to replace missing or broken shingles as soon as you become aware of them. No matter what type of shingles you have, they are important pieces of your roof and can allow water and other debris to collect when they are missing.
It’s important to keep an eye on your shingles, especially after a particularly strong storm. At Roofing Services Now, we have an excellent storm restoration service. We’ll come out and assess your damage and get your roof fixed up as good as new.
Clear Your Gutters
Cleaning out your gutters on a regular basis is vital to keeping your roof dry. Gutters function to successfully move collected rainwater to the ground, but when they’re clogged they can allow water to sit on your roof. Pools of water sitting on your roof can cause rotting and damage over time.
As a general rule, it’s best to clean your gutters twice a year. Whether you do this yourself or have a professional do it, be on the lookout for bits of gravel in your gutters. Gravel in your gutters can be a clue to an unhealthy roof.
Watch Out For Moss and Lichen
As your roof collects water from rainfall and mixes with the San Antonio humidity, a moist environment is created that gives moss and lichen an opportunity to grow. These growths can cause issues for your roof and your air quality as they develop on your shingles. Spores from moss and lichen can invade the air inside of your home or business and cause breathing issues for those inside.
As moss and lichen continue to grow, they create a blanket on your roof that retains water and allows for bacteria and mold growth that will shorten the lifespan of your roof. It’s best to treat moss and lichen when you first notice it, to avoid this.
What If I Do Need Roof Repair Or Replacement?
- A new or repaired roof can
- Add value to your home
- Improve your home’s energy efficiency
- Insulate your home and keep your loved ones safe
- Keep those who go onto your roof safe
Call Roofing Services Now, Your San Antonio Roofers!
Whether you have general questions about roofing services or you’re ready to replace or repair your roof, we’ve got you covered. At Roofing Services Now, we’ve proudly served the San Antonio and surrounding area for years. Our licensed professional roofers treat your home like it’s ours and aim to protect and satisfy all of your roofing needs.
Call us today to schedule!