Every year, your roof is subjected to hours of harsh sunlight, winds tearing at the shingles, the damaging effects of hail, and a barrage of rain and debris from storms. Although roofs are designed to withstand all types of weather and to protect you from the elements, wear and tear can occur over time. At Beemer KangaRoof, we recommend roof maintenance for every single home in Greenville and the surrounding areas.
Why Do I Need Roof Maintenance?
Even if there are no obvious problems on your roof such as warped shingles, buckling, and leaks, this doesn’t mean that there is nothing that can be improved to help prevent damage. Regardless of whether you have a metal or a shingle roof, maintenance can keep small problems from becoming expensive major repairs.
The cost of maintenance is much lower than neglecting your roof and having to pay for a complete roof replacement. Each year you can budget a small amount to replace missing shingles, repair small leaks, and clean out the gutters. You may even be surprised at how much money you can save each month on energy bills by fixing small holes in the roof.
Services That Are Included in Roof Maintenance
During a maintenance appointment, your roofer will check for any debris that is on the roof and will remove it. Debris can have a negative effect on your roof and can even cause rot and damage over time. Sticks and leaves in your gutters can lead to leaking, roof damage, and damage to your landscaping.
After removing debris, your roofer will check for and repair any small problems with your shingles. They will check flashings and seal pitch pans. Roof ventilations can be subject to wear and tear, so your roofer will re-seal ventilations.
If there are any loose or missing nailheads, these will be secured, replaced, and re-sealed. Your chimney will be checked for any defects, as will any other vents and equipment that you have on your roof. After the maintenance appointment, you will be given a report of all of the damages that were fixed as well as any areas of concern that you may still need to take care of. After your maintenance appointment, you should feel secure in the sufficiency of your roof to withstand the wear and tear of another year.
Taking Care of Your Roof Between Visits
Although professional maintenance is important, it is just as important to take care of your roof in-between visits. You should always try to be aware of your roof and to do some self-maintenance throughout the year. You can look up at your roof several times per year to look for any signs of deterioration. Inspect your gutters to look for a sand-like substance that could be a sign of your shingles breaking down. You can also look for shingles that are missing or damaged from recent storms and check the flashing, drip edge, fasteners, and gutters for obvious damage.
In addition to these measures, you should also have your gutters frequently cleaned. This helps keep your roof in good shape and prevents rot and other problems. You should also have any large, overhanging branches trimmed from your trees to keep them from falling onto your roof during a storm. If there is any moss or algae forming on your roof, schedule an appointment to have it removed. You can prevent moss growth by installing vents or attic fans and by keeping your trees away from the roof.
Choosing Beemer KangaRoof
Choosing a roofing contractor to keep your roof well maintained is one of the most important decisions you can make for your home. Your roof is your primary protection when it comes to Greenville weather, so it isn’t something to take lightly. At Beemer KangaRoof, our priority is quality installations, repairs, and maintenance. We use the best technology and tools and we take our time to make sure each job is done to perfection. When you choose Beemer KangaRoof, you become part of our family. We never overcharge and we make sure that you get the quality you are paying for.
At Beemer KangaRoof we are dedicated to helping homeowners in Greenville, Anderson, Marietta, Pickens, and the surrounding areas to keep their homes safe and protected from the weather. Our maintenance services are here to help you avoid costly repairs and to extend the lifespan of your roof. If you are in the Greenville area, contact us to schedule a maintenance appointment today.