Friday, October 19th, 2018 by Michael Fortenberry
Different roofing materials require different maintenance styles. The specific care instructions for each roofing option are essential in maximizing or even extending a roof's service life. Your roof replacement company, Fortenberry Roofing Co., offers the best practices when it comes to asphalt shingle roof maintenance.
Clear the Debris
The added weight of leaves, tree branches and various debris can be detrimental to your roof's structural integrity. These pieces of litter disrupt the proper flow of water down your roof too. Stagnant water on your roof promotes moss and algae growth, exposing your roof shingles to further damage. You may use zinc or lead strips to control the moss and algae formation.
Make sure to clean your roof at least three times every year, especially after the fall or a storm.
Inspect Flashings and Gutters
Flashings prevent water from seeping through your roof and into your home. Look out for cracks or any openings that might allow water in. Meanwhile, gutters direct rainwater away from your home and its foundation. Ensure clog-free gutters, so they don’t sag and pull your asphalt shingle roof down. Keep in mind that clogged gutters can also damage your siding, so you might have to contact one of your local siding companies for repairs.
Check the Shingles
Loose shingles can be remedied with roofing cement. However, damaged or missing shingles should be replaced immediately. Your roofing system must be complete to function properly. Remember to maintain your attic ventilation and insulation as well. Efficient air circulation can help optimize your roof's performance and maintain your home’s overall energy efficiency.
You may check with any of your insulation companies regarding the best insulation options.
Taking care of your roof should be a priority, regardless of the material. It’s important to trust only a reputable roofing company for all your roofing concerns. At Fortenberry Roofing Co., we are committed to satisfying all your roofing needs. We serve Levelland and Hereford, TX.
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