Proper maintenance is essential to ensuring that your roof remains in outstanding shape for many years to come. This blog will go over important recommendations for maintaining and extending the life of your rebuilt roof.

Regular Inspections

Roof inspections should be performed on a regular basis to detect any potential problems early on. Inspect your roof at least twice a year, especially in the spring and autumn. Examine for shingles that are loose or broken, cracked tiles, damaged flashing, and signs of wear and tear. Early detection of problems can help to avoid more serious damage and costly repairs later on.

Keep Gutters Clean

Clogged gutters can cause water to accumulate on your roof, causing leaks and water damage over time. Clean your gutters and downspouts on a regular basis, especially after storms and in the autumn when leaves and debris are more prone to build.

Trim Overhanging Branches

If you have trees near your home, keep any overhanging branches trimmed on a regular basis. Branches rubbing against the roof surface can damage the shingles or tiles and provide a passage for pests such as squirrels to gain access to your roof.

Address Roof Leaks Promptly

If you discover any evidence of a roof leak, such as water stains on your ceiling or walls, you should take action right away. Ignoring a minor leak can lead to larger problems and serious water damage in your property. Contact a competent roofing contractor to repair the leak and evaluate the roof for any other potential issues.

Prevent Moss and Algae Growth

Over time, moss and algae may result in damage to the surface of your roof. Keep your roof neat and devoid of dirt to avoid their growth. Consider installing zinc or copper strips along the ridge line, as rainfall will carry small amounts of metal down the roof, reducing moss and algae growth.

Avoid Walking on the Roof

While your rebuilt roof is built to survive a variety of weather situations, it is preferable to prevent excessive foot traffic. Walking on the roof can cause shingles or tiles to break or move, potentially resulting in leaks and compromised roof structure.

Maintain Proper Attic Ventilation

Proper attic ventilation is critical for controlling the temperature and humidity levels in your house. It also aids in the prevention of moisture buildup in the attic, which can cause mould growth and harm to the roof’s underlying structure. Check that your attic vents are clear of blockages and working properly.

Professional Maintenance

For routine roof care, hire a professional roofing contractor. They have the knowledge to recognise potential problems and make the necessary repairs or adjustments. Professional maintenance on a regular basis can considerably extend the life of your rebuilt roof.

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Taking care of a restored roof is an investment in your home’s longevity and function. By following these maintenance guidelines and remaining proactive, you may avoid costly repairs, preserve the aesthetics of your roof, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a well-maintained roof. Remember that minor maintenance now can save you from major headaches later. If you require roof restoration or any of the other products or services we offer call us on 07778 188 952, or fill out one of our online contact forms today!

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