Our team at Midian Roofing wants to help you keep your roof in the best possible condition, and that starts with proper roofing maintenance. In this article, we’ll go over some key things you need to know about what good roofing maintenance involves so that you can start taking better care of your roof.
- Inspection is Key. One thing you need to know about roof maintenance is that it starts with regular inspections. We recommend that you perform a visual inspection of your roof at least once every six months. Look out for any lifting or missing shingles, piles of granules, sagging flashing, or damaged drip edges.
- Trim Your Trees. Another key part of roof maintenance is taking steps to protect it from storm damage. One way to do this is to trim any overhanging branches well back from your roof–that way, there is a much lower risk of a branch falling and crushing your roof. In addition, cutting back overhanging branches can help prevent moss and algae from taking up residence on your shingles, as there will be less debris on the roof to attract them.
- Watch Out for Moss. On a related note, if you do find moss, algae, mold, or mildew growing on your shingles, another key part of roof maintenance is to get rid of it as soon as possible. Our team can help you clear these organisms off your shingles, so they do not do further damage to your roof or its underlying structure.