While the best roofing maintenance plan is one that includes year-round steps, it doesn’t mean that your plan can’t be a simple one, and if you haven’t made a maintenance plan before and don’t know where to start, then a basic 3 step maintenance plan for your roof is the best place to start. Here are 3 simple steps to improving the durability and longevity of your roof with a maintenance plan:
Step 1: Always monitor the state/condition of your roof in all it’s various parts
By keeping an observant eye on the condition of your roof, including the state of the shingles and whether or not they are deteriorating, how the flashing is holding up, any missing shingles or slates, and the condition of your gutter system. Keep in mind that you don’t have to climb your ladder to inspect your roof, and that if you do notice something out of place that you should call your roofer for an inspection sooner rather than later.
Step 2: Maintain a clean, debris-free roof as much as is possible
It’s important to keep your roof clean and free from debris like twigs, leaves, branches, nests, etc, as these not only make it more likely for moss to thrive and potentially damage your shingles, but they also clog gutters which can cause greater roof damage down the line.
Scheduling a regular roof cleaning with your roofer is quick and easy way to ensure that this task gets done safety and on a consistent basis.
Step 3: Make sure your attic is properly ventilated and adequately insulated
A simple and easy roofing maintenance step that is often overlooked is simply having a well insulated and properly ventilated attic. Did you know that a ventilated attic can help stop premature aging of your roof from the summer heat, or that proper insulation in your attic can help prevent the condensation that causes ice dams to form?
Believe it or not, with just those three simple steps listed above you can substantially improve the longevity of your roof and even safe on energy and repair costs!