There’s a lot more to take into account than what we can list here, but a good place to start with roof maintenance is with these six steps.
1. Do A Visual Check Regularly
Remember to look up at your roof regularly to check for visual damage including missing caps, Apex Caps or cracked or dislodged tiles – especially after a heavy storm or high winds.
Don’t worry about having to climb up a ladder – all you need is a pair of binoculars.
2. Look For Leaks
While leaks that come all the way through your ceilings are pretty easy to spot, leaks that only come into the roof space or attic can go unnoticed and cause significant damage. As a part of your regular home maintenance, you should make the effort to check out the area directly underneath the roof to make sure it’s in good order.
3. Wash Your Roof
Washing your roof is a key part of maintaining tile or decra roofs. You might start to notice your roof looking dirty, or long and dark streaks from peak to eve. This is caused by algae; it won’t cause any immediate damage but unfortunately, if you leave it too long it can start to slowly grow into damaging Moss Lichen and mould.
4. Clean Your Gutters
There are many things that people will choose to do before cleaning their gutters but there’s so many reasons you should stay on top of it.
Clean, leaf free, gutters can reduce storm damage, prevent water seeping into the eves, and minimize fire risks in the summer months.
5. Trim overhanging vegetation
In addition to making the gutter cleaning easier, keeping overhanging branches trimmed can help prevent falling damage to your roof.
6. Get an inspection done professionally
While you can do a lot of this yourself, there are many things you can’t see without training. Our inspectors can safely look over your roof and tell you exactly what work needs to be done – if there is any.