Basic Roof Maintenance 101

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As a homeowner, there are a lot of things you need to check and maintain regularly. One of those things is roof maintenance. So, how often should you check your roof, and what exactly should you be looking for? We recommend checking your roof every six months, so you can determine if you need any roof maintenance. It is also a good idea to check your roof after any extreme weather.

Basic Roof Maintenance 101

What should you be looking for when checking if you need any roof maintenance?

  • Broken shingles or missing shingles
  • Any shingles that are blistering, curling, or buckling
  • Moss or lichen growth
  • Cracked caulk
  • Rust spots on the flashing

This list of things to look for has likely caused you to have some more questions about checking your roof. What does is mean if you find moss or lichen growing on your roof? This is an indication that your roof is decaying underneath that growth. Another question you may have is, what is the flashing on your roof? The flashing is a flat, thin piece of metal that helps waterproof the perimeter of your roof. Rust spots on your flashing mean it may not be water-tight anymore.

At Smith’s Roofing Solutions LLC, we would love to help you with any roof maintenance you may need. We are committed to providing your with quality service, so you can enjoy living in a home with a solid roof over your head.