Surrey Roofing Blog
Signs that Your Roof is in Need of Maintenance
Being located in a spot where the climate changes all year long, maintenance of residential roofing in Surrey can be a bit challenging. Roof maintenance takes more than just getting rid of snow, mould, mildew, moss, branches, leaves, and any other debris that can be trapped on your roof and can cause damage to your home. It could mean replacement of shingles or some repair work that needs to be done.
Of course, you can always get in touch with professional roof cleaners to check on your roof if you noticed that something’s not right, or if you just want to have a routine check for your roof. However, if you are looking to save some cash, there are some steps you can take to take care of your roof yourself. You can simply grab the ladder and do the routine cleaning and maintenance of your roof especially if your home is of average size.
Usual materials for residential roofing within Surrey area includes asphalt shingles, metal roofing, slate roofing, and wood shingles. The complexity of maintaining your roofing would be contingent on the type of material your roof is made of.
You don’t have to wait for the water to seep inside your ceiling before you act; you can tell that it’s time to do something about your roof if you see some of these warning signs:
Check for black streaks on your roof. These streaks could mean that moulds and algae are being formed. Not only that these could ruin the condition of your roof, and let’s admit it, it doesn’t look attractive.
If you have a tree beside your house, you can also check if the branches are directly touching the shingles. If they are, you might want to trim these branches as they can scratch and potentially do some harm to the shingles. Trimming the trees that are directly in your home can also prevent the growth of algae since it would give your roof more access to direct sunlight and would keep your roof nice and dry. Speaking of trees, it wouldn’t hurt to take a closer look at your roof for any branches or leaves that may be clogging your rain gutters.
Looking for signs of any broken, loose, or damaged shingles could save you from a lot of headaches, too. Early detection of loose shingles can help you prevent any water from entering your home.
Careful inspection can go a long way in saving your roof and, not to mention, your house.
It is best to do the maintenance of your roof during spring. Keep in mind that the handling and cleaning techniques would vary depending on the roofing material.
Additionally, don’t forget that there are certain methods of cleaning and maintenance that are best left in the hands of the professionals to ensure your safety and to preserve the beauty of your home.