Roof maintenance is one of the most imperative parts of being a home owner, but it can also be the most expensive. However, regular maintenance and inspection can help you keep some money in your wallet. All it takes is about an hour every spring and fall and if you know what to look for, then you will be able to minimize costly repairs in the future. First and foremost, you need to know what you’re looking for and who you can call to do the repairs.
When inspecting your roof, you will need to inspect every shingle and look for missing, damaged, lifted or curling shingles. You will also need to look for fungus or algae on the shingles, or rust on the metal areas. Inspect the flashing, mortar and caulking to see if it is deteriorating. If you see any problems in these areas, call a professional roofing company like Brinkmann Quality Roofing to do the repairs, especially if you do not know how to do the repairs yourself. If the repairs are not done correctly the first time, it can lead to costly repairs in the long run!
More serious repairs, like leaky roofs, mold or dampness require immediate attention because there is no chance of these any getting better. These types of repairs definitely need to be addressed by a professional so be sure to call Brinkmann Quality Roofing immediately.
In the meantime, there are a few routine maintenance tips that will help prevent damage and prolong the life of your roof. Take time to regularly sweep loose debris like sticks and leaves off your roof to prevent damaged shingles and algae. Also, trim branches that are hanging low over the roof to keep squirrels and other animals off of the roof.
Roof maintenance is fairly simple and straightforward, but absolutely imperative in order to prolong the life of your roof and limit your expenses. Taking care of your home is a big responsibility, but having a trusted roofing company on your side will take a huge burden off your shoulders!
Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services has been serving Houston, Austin, Dallas and Southeast Texas with roof replacements, roof repairs, and roof maintenance for almost 40 years. Call today at (281) 480-7663 for a free no obligation estimate.