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Homeowner Roof Maintenance

20
Apr
2015
Posted by: Mike Witte   /   Tags: , , , ,   /   Comments Off on Homeowner Roof Maintenance

Roof Replacement Frisco TXWhen your home represents one of the biggest investments of your life, it’s important to adopt a routine maintenance plan in order to help protect that investment. For residents of Frisco, a well-maintained roof offers peace of mind knowing that your family is always safe and secure.

While the team at Elevated Roofing will never encourage DIY repairs, maintenance projects or DIY roof replacement in Frisco, TX that would put homeowners in harm’s way, we do offer a few tips that will help avoid unnecessary problems, and make you more aware of your roof’s overall condition.

Debris Removal

Over time, and especially during severe Texas storms, debris will begin to collect on your roof. From sticks and leaves to windblown trash, this material will accumulate and eventually cause problems and even serious damage or roof replacement in Frisco, TX.

Organic material will begin to decay and even work its way underneath asphalt shingles. Left unchecked, this decay will promote mold and moss growth or cause roof leaks that will often result in extensive water damage.

Homeowners should remove any loose debris from their roof, provided it can be done safely. Not only will it help to avoid potential repair problems, it will also reduce the risk of injury when loose material is unexpectedly blown from the roof.

Roof Gutters & Downspouts

Clogged gutters and downspouts will eventually lead to a backup of material that can cause rot and water damage to soffit and facia boards. This problem doesn’t stop at the roof, and splashback from poor drainage can destroy wood siding and expensive landscaping around the perimeter of the home.

Gutters should be kept free of debris, especially following storms that have left windblown material in their wake. Again, homeowners need to use discretion when taking on this project. Whenever there is a safety concern or question about roof replacement in Frisco, TX, always contact a professional roofing contractor.

Algae, Mold & Moss on the Roof

While this may not be an issue for most Frisco residents, heavily shaded roofs that are consistently exposed to moisture will promote the growth of moss, mold, and algae.

Although the affected portions of your roof can be gently scrubbed and treated with a commercial product or a homemade solution of chlorine-bleach and water, preventative measures can be taken to stop this growth from occurring.

Trimming tree branches that shade your roof will allow for more sunlight and less buildup from falling debris. Also, keeping gutters clean will promote proper drainage that will reduce the risk of moisture buildup that can lead to organic growth problems.

What Is Your Roof Telling You?

While routine maintenance plays an important role in extending the life of your roof system, small issues could be signs of more serious problems.

Broken or missing shingles, a buildup of granules in your gutters or around the perimeter of your home, and flashing or vents that appear damaged, are all signs that your roof might be reaching its expected lifespan.

If you believe that normal wear and tear or an unfortunate storm has compromised the safety of your roof, contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation roof inspection. Our professional team will provide a detailed assessment of your roof’s condition, and offer the best possible options for keeping your home and family safe and secure.

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