Roof Maintenance Tips

roof maintenance tips

The roof on your home is there to protect you and your family, but in order to do its job efficiently you should always take care of it. Taking care of your roof means finding problems and repairing them as soon as possible. If you don’t take care of your roof you’ll be getting a visit from a roof repair Vancouver contractor sooner than expected.

Your roof can last for a very long time if you maintain it properly, but if you don’t somewhere down the road you will have no option but replace the entire roof, the cost of which will run into thousands of dollars. If you reside in the Coquitlam area then you should consider contacting a reputable Coquitlam roofing contractor to assist you with an roofing repairs.

Inspect Your Roof Each Season

This is a point that can’t be stressed enough; inspecting your roof once or twice each year is the best way to maintain your roof. Remember you are not just there to inspect it, when you find problems you have to fix them. For example, a simple leak can lead to moisture and eventually the structure will be compromised given enough time.

You should also inspect your roof after hailstorms or after a storm that was accompanied by heavy winds. when inspecting your roof ensure that you check the shingles, if some are missing get them replaced as soon as possible, if you don’t the damage will escalate into a bigger problem. If your roof is leaking then visit our Burnaby roof leak repair page. The biggest threats to roof shingles are:

  • ice
  • strong winds
  • hail storms
  • trees

After a storm you should always look for shingle damage, trees can also damage the shingles on your roof, therefore if there are trees with overhanging branches near the roof trim them. The point here is to keep your roof safe i.e. avoid problems before they occur.

Keep Your Roof Clean

Don’t let leaves, ice or any other debris stay on your roof for long periods of time. When you let leaves accumulate in your roof, they will rot leading to moisture. The moisture can or will cause irreversible damage to your roof if not fixed at the right time. You will need to maintain your roof according to the type of material used. For more information on the different types of residential roofing systems please read this blog post.

Careful Where You Step

The thing is roofs are not designed to be walked on, if you or someone else keeps walking on it, there will be damage. Therefore if you have no business on the roof you should avoid walking on it. This also applies to animals, if you allow animals to build homes on your roof it will result in damage. This issue is extremely common in some of the older homes in North Vancouver. If you own a home in this area you’ll definitely want to get a North Vancouver roofing contractor to conduct a thorough inspection.

Let’s take birds for instance, birds build homes with leaves and grass, if the birds find a compromised point in your roof they will build their nests there. As they build their nests the result will be further damage that will cost you a lot of money. This makes it important to always ensure that there are no animals such as birds or raccoon’s living on your roof, if you find something living up there then you should evict it as soon as possible.

Termites are also another big threat to your roof; termites will weaken your roof by damaging the wooden structures. To prevent termite damage you will have to find a repellent such as oil. This will keep termites from damaging the wooden structures.

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