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Why Roof Maintenance Needs to Be Your Top Priority

A bit of preventive maintenance can go a long way toward increasing the lifespan of your roof and saving yourself significant money over time. That’s exactly why we provide free resources for roofing questions on the blog. We want you to get the most of your roof whether we installed it or not!

Making roof repair your top priority will help:

  • Save you money in the long-term
  • Prevent greater structural issues
  • Prevent premature roof replacement

All things that are important to any homeowner!

Here are five things you need to consider when it comes to roof maintenance:

1. Perform regular roof inspections.

Inspections ensure that your residential roofing hasn’t sustained any damage from sun exposure, wind, rain, storms, debris, or other elements. We recommend hiring a credible and reputable front range roofing company to perform a thorough inspection twice a year.

Additionally, you’ll want to have your roof inspected quickly after any major storms to check for damages and repairs that are needed. If anything looks concerning, we recommend doing the repairs as soon as possible to avoid causing further damage and greater expense in the future.

2. Keep an eye out for leaks in your attic and ceilings.

Water stains inside your house are a sure sign that your roof may need repairs. You should be checking your ceilings and attic for water damage just as regularly as your roof itself to head off any serious issues.

The most common warning signs of a roof leak are:

  • Musty odors in certain rooms
  • Water stains on your ceiling
  • Spots on your exterior walls
  • Bulging patches on your interior walls

If you notice any of these signs, your next step is to try and locate the leak, then call in a professional to patch up the hole in your roof (or find it if you can’t).

3. Wash your roof and clean your gutters regularly.

If you have a shingly roof, it’s a good idea to wash it regularly. At some point, your roof may start to look dirty, with dark streaks coming from the peaks. This is algae growing on your house, and while it won’t cause any immediate damage, it can slowly rot your shingles.

To get rid of algae on your roof, spray your shingles with a 50% mix of bleach and water. This will kill the algae fairly quickly. You’ll also want to consider installing copper strips just beneath your roof’s peak. The copper molecules will stream down your roof when it rains, killing any algae trying to return!

Additionally, you want to make sure to clean out your gutters regularly. This is an essential part of maintaining your roof. Clogged gutters make it easy for water to seep under the structure of your roof, creating more than just water stains. We recommend cleaning them out twice a year. Once in late spring and again in early fall as part of a regular home maintenance checklist.

4. Apply the right kind of protective coating.

Over the last decade, we’ve seen a rise in roof coating materials designed for extending the life of homes and buildings that are structurally sound, and a new roof might not be an option. We’re not big fans of roof coatings. But in certain situations, adding a roof coating to your property can be an efficient choice as a short-term tactic to protect your investment against wind, weather, and other strange incidents. After all, you don’t want to deal with a potential flood disaster! Protective roof coating isn’t the best solution but might be for the moment.

Let us help you come up with the correct roof coating for your needs! They come in various types such as acrylic, silicone, and polyurethanes to meet different building budgets. So whatever your issue is, we’ve got you!

5. Perform basic repairs immediately.

It’s vital to deal with necessary repairs as quickly as possible, whether they’re big or small. If you notice a few pieces missing off your roofing, replace them right away to avoid losing more. If you discover a small leak, contact a front range roofing company that same day to fix the issue to prevent increasing the water damage. Roofs carry a ton of responsibility when it comes to protecting your home, family, and possessions, and it’s your job to help it last as long as possible. Protect your investment by addressing repairs without delay!

Picking the right front range roofing company is especially important because you’ll have to work closely with them during the process of filing an insurance claim and getting the work done. You want a great communicator who is knowledgeable about the insurance and building process, has customer-service-oriented values, and is professional in every way.

If you’re concerned about your roof for any reason, don’t hesitate to contact us for a FREE quote!

Your home is the safety net for your family.

Trouble with your home should be the least of your worries!

Most roofing companies only want to care for homeowners if a full roof replacement is involved. We’re all about building relationships with homeowners throughout the Colorado Front Range. If all you need is a roof repair, we’ll be there to take care of your repairs with no problem. We can do an emergency repair or sometimes an emergency tarping fix to keep the weather from causing any further damage until we can get the proper materials to the site.

Contact us today to get started!