A Little Roof Maintenance Goes a Long way
As a GAF certified roofing company, Golden group Roofing knows even the best roofs need care and maintenance. Your roof helps protect your home from the elements. GAF Roofs are designed to last a long time, but in Massachusetts, the natural wear and tear from extreme weather exposure can take years off your roof’s life. Here are some maintenance tips to help you take care of your roof to make it last as long as possible.
Get regular inspections
Regular inspections are extremely important to take good care of your roof. You can perform regular inspections yourself by checking the attic and interior ceiling of your home for stains and leaks. Examine the roof for missing, lifted, or loose shingles. Lastly, hire a certified GAF roofing company to come to look at your roof annually to make sure it’s in good shape.
Clean your gutters
Your gutters actually have an influence on your roof, believe it or not. If your gutters are clogged and they overflow, the rain and debris in them can go upward into your roof. Water can wick into the roof sheathing and rot it, and it can rot the roof rafters too. That type of damage can cost a lot of money to repair, or you can avoid those costs by keeping your gutters clean.
Remove algae and moss
Depending on where you live, moss and algae can mean a serious problem on your roof. The moss typically traps water on your roof, potentially causing damage. You can either use a small amount of chlorine bleach or detergent mixed with water to kill it, or you can use products based on potassium salts of fatty acids and wash the moss off.
Trim back overhanging trees
To prevent debris clogging your gutters and damaging your roof, you can trim overhanging branches and leaves that touch your roof. They can cause damage, especially in high winds, so the preventative trimming goes a long way.
Use a GAF roofing company
Finally, one of the best things you can do for your roof is to use a GAF roofing company. GAF offers a warranty of 100% coverage for 50 years or 20 years on 3-tab shingles. It covers the entire system, and labor is warranted for a lifetime or 25-30 years on 3-tab shingles. So, if you need roof repairs, almost everything will have a warranty!
Make sure you take good care of your roof using these homeowner maintenance tips. After that, call Golden Group Roofing to help you take care of the rest.