Roof Maintenance



Roof Maintenance

Regular roof maintenance is an essential part of keeping your home safe and sound. If you’ve never had a roofing contractor inspect your roof, it’s time to find one. Roof maintenance is vital for many reasons- it can help keep your Dewsbury home cool in the summer and warm in the winter; extend the life of your roof; protect against leaks; make sure that everything under or on top of the roof is secure (i.e., gutters).

What is roof maintenance?

Roof maintenance is one part checking for loose, missing or damaged shingles; gutter cleaning and repair/replacement if needed.

When is roof maintenance not advised?

Regular roof maintenance should be done at least twice yearly – once in the late winter to check on any possible ice dams that have developed over time (ice dams are caused by snow build up along your home’s eaves), again during the hottest weather of summer when you want to make sure nothing needs to be repaired or replaced before it becomes a severe issue.

A roof inspection shouldn’t go ahead whenever homeowners feel like it- certain times are better than others. For example, avoid having work done after heavy rains as water can damage some materials used for repairs. Also, wait until after the peak of summer has passed so you can have an accurate idea of whether or not any repairs need to be done.

What roof maintenance involves

Inspecting roofs for any visible problems

Visible damages like loose nails, broken tiles can affect the structural integrity of your roof if not attended to in time! This is why it’s essential to inspect your house before you plan on selling so that compared to other homes on the market, it doesn’t look run down.

Checking the roof for any loose or missing shingles

We will use a magnet attached to a pole so we can check all areas of your roof. If there are loose shingles, we will fix them by adding more nails into the roof deck.

Roof cleaning

Roofs that are clean and free of moss, shingles that have gone missing or loosened due to heavy wind etc., last longer than roofs that aren’t maintained regularly.

Gutter cleaning and repair, replacement or installation if needed

Shingle roofs require gutters that take excess water away from the building structure. Properly maintained gutters help prevent damage such as leaks penetrating below surfaces through which water runs typically off properly without causing structural issues in walls. Gutters need regular maintenance because they become clogged with leaves and, over time, prevent proper drainage, especially after heavy wind or rain.

Moss removal from roofing shingles

Roofs covered with moss are slippery and pose a safety hazard for anyone walking on them, e.g., gardeners, kids etc. Moss growth is prevented by keeping the area clean, which involves removing leaves that may have fallen into gutters during the fall season and cleaning roofs where moss has already started to grow (usually begins at roof edges). It helps prevent accumulations of water in any areas allowing mould and fungi like mushrooms to thrive over time, especially if it’s not cleaned regularly!


What do you inspect?

We inspect the following:

• Roofs for any visible problems

• Gutters and gutters cleanliness, damage or replacement if needed.

How do I prolong the life of my roof?

There are several things you can do to prolong the life of your roof.

• The most important thing is regular maintenance!

• Also, make sure that it’s not installed in a harsh climate

How often should I clean my chimney?

You should clean chimneys twice annually.

How do you maintain a roof?

Maintaining a roof is relatively simple. We recommend that you do the following:

• Inspecting roofs for any visible problems.

• Checking the roof for loose or missing shingles, fixing them to ensure they are secure and won’t come off during heavy winds etc.

How often should I have my roof inspected?

It would be best if you inspected roofs on an annual basis or when you notice any of the following:

• Missing shingles

• Loose shingles

• Heavy accumulations of water in certain areas. This could be due to a clogged gutter, moss etc., depending on where it’s located and its cause!