When you think about routine cleaning that needs to be done for your home, you likely didn’t think about your roof. While this part of your home provides you with coverage from the many surprises of Mother Nature, it also happens to be one of the parts of our home that often goes forgotten.
The team at Home Town Roofing, here in Dallas, has dedicated years to providing homeowners and business owners alike with the roofing services that they need. In today’s blog post, we are going to cover some of the best ways that you can clean and maintain a healthy roof. If it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned your roof or gotten it inspected, feel free to contact our team to schedule any roof maintenance services that you’re in need of.
Tend to Shingles
The shingles are one of the largest components of your roof, so it makes sense that they would need routine maintenance in order for your roof to remain healthy. One of the very best things that you can do for your roof is to keep an eye on your shingles and tend to any that are damaged or missing. Aside from that, you will want to keep an eye for any algae on your shingles, as this can lead to larger problems with your roof. By cleaning your shingles and keeping them free of dirt, you can drastically reduce the chances of any moss or algae growing on your roof.
A form or roof maintenance that many don’t associate with a roof is trimming branches on any trees that hang overhead. Trees can do some serious damage to roofs in a variety of ways. For starters, if there is ever a storm where winds are high or there are large amounts of moisture coming down, the branch can easily break and wind up damaging your roof. The best way to avoid any damage from branches is by keeping them nice and trim. If you’re nervous to do this on your own, contact a landscaping company that can get the job done for you.
Clean Your Gutters
Easily one of the more tedious and boring forms of housework that needs to be done, cleaning your gutters can make all the difference to the well-being of your roof. For starters, your gutters (when full) can put a lot of extra weight on your roof. Aside from that, full or clogged gutters can leave any water to build up on your roof, which can then seep into the structure of your home or office and lead to serious water damage. What initially started as a drab piece of housework can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. So rather than continue to put this chore off, get it done, and be glad that your roof remains in good health.
Water is one of the many elements that our roofs protect us from. The sealant that is applied to the roof is one of the ways that they’re able to do so. With time and various storms, the sealant on our roofs can wear and leave parts of our roof vulnerable to the elements. Rather than let any future storms do damage to your roof, make sure that you’re staying on top of the condition of your sealant. Whether the sealant hasn’t been inspected in a while or you have noticed some areas of your roof that are cracking, it’s good to contact our team and have one of our roofers visit your house to get a better idea of what needs to be done for your roof moving forward.
Contact Home Town Roofing
Routine maintenance and cleaning can make all the difference in both the appearance and overall health of your roof. If you can’t remember the last time that you tended to your roof, it is definitely time to schedule services with your local roofing company. Home Town Roofing is proud to provide homeowners and business owners alike with the quality roofing services that they need. Contact our office today, and speak with one of our professional roofers. We would be more than happy to answer questions or schedule a consultation for you.