ROOF CLEANING: 5 “MUSTS” FOR HOMEOWNERS
Even though Florida doesn’t receive much snow and ice, winter can cause damage to your roof. Because you spend more time indoors, cold conditions can increase your risk and make it less likely that you will notice roof problems. Roof cleaning is an essential part of responsible homeownership. Your roof will last longer, your home will be protected, and you’ll save money. These five tips will help you take care of your roof .
1. Clean the Gutters
Your gutters are likely to be clogged by leaves and other winter debris. It’s important to clear your gutters before we have rainy and hot summers in Florida.
Your gutters will not be able to do their job if they aren’t properly maintained. If water isn’t directed where it belongs, this can cause severe water damage around your home.
You can also get a better view of your roof by climbing up on a ladder. You can also inspect your roof for damage, such as soffits or shingles.
2. Shingle damage should be checked
Any visible signs of damage such as missing shingles or curling shingles can cause concern. Your shingles are the protective layer between your roof’s roof and the elements. Your shingles are designed to protect your roof from water and debris. However, if they become damaged, it can compromise their integrity.
Shingle damage can lead to serious water problems, such as roof leaks, structural damage, and buckling. It is best to get damaged shingles replaced as soon as possible.
3. Trim Overhanging Branches
Although trees can provide shade in time, they should not be overhanging your roof. This is the best way to avoid roof damage due to limbs falling onto your house. Professional tree trimming services are the best choice to remove fallen limbs. They have the expertise and equipment to safely do the job.
Tree limbs can be removed near your home to help reduce the amount of debris that blocks your gutters. This could lead to a reduction in the frequency of cleaning your gutters.
4. Get rid of all debris and other buildup
Maintaining a clean roof is more than aesthetics. Your roof’s integrity can be maintained by removing any debris, mold, bird droppings or other buildup. If left unattended, these things can cause damage to roofing materials.
Many homeowners consider pressure washing their roof when cleaning it. However, this is often not a good idea as the powerful pressure washers can cause roof damage and trap water under shingles. This could lead to serious problems.
Consider the material of your roof and select a cleaning agent specifically designed for it.
5. Examine the inside of your roof
Inspecting your roof from the attic is a common step in roof cleaning. Leakages are often only discovered when they start to appear on your ceiling. You can usually find the location of a roof leak or other severe damage by inspecting your roof from the inside.
Get help with roof cleaning maintenance
Most homeowners will be able to tackle their roof cleaning tasks on their own. If you do notice any damage to your roof, you should hire a professional roofing company. Get a free estimate from our team!
This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does Sarasota roofing! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.