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How to Take Care of your Roof

A roof system is one of the most vulnerable parts of your building’s exterior as it is constantly exposed to changing weather conditions. Roof maintenance is vital to preventing roof complications and keeping it in its best working condition. It’s important because it needs to be able to keep your belongings inside your building safe from water leaks. A lack of maintenance could potentially cause water to enter through the roof and allow your building to deteriorate quickly. By taking care of your roof, you can identify minor problems swiftly before they require extensive repair.  

Worried about your property’s roofing condition?

Here are some expert tips on how to take care of your roof properly and effectively.

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Debris Removal

Did you know accumulated Debris can block the flow of water off the roof? If debris is found on your roofing, it is beneficial to have it removed. This involves removing any branches, leaves or other debris that can pile up on a roof during the winter season. By keeping your roof free of any type of debris, not only improves the appearance of your building but also ensures your roof is longer lasting. You can do this with an extendable ladder, whilst carefully accessing the roof to remove the remains.

General Inspection

When was the last time you inspected your roofing system?
Sometimes you forget about your roof, right? Don’t worry you’re not alone! It’s very important to keep notice of any loose, damaged or missing shingles from your roofing. If you find any signs of deterioration, it is advised to get a professional roof assessment to check for any repairs or replacements needed. By fixing minor problems, it offers hassle-free home maintenance.

Cleaning your Roof

Are you thinking about cleaning your roofing? Not only does cleaning enhance the appearance of your roof,  it also improves the performance of your roofing system. Dirt, moss, and algae can quickly build up in your guttering, resulting in moisture being trapped on your roof shingles. Roof cleaning can be completed manually by removing moss and applying the correct chemicals to the tiles. By using the right chemicals it will prevent re-growth of any tiny moss spores as well as protect the coating of your tiles. A clean roof will save yourself potential expensive repair costs or replacement of your roofing.

To clean your roof yourself, you need to have the right tools and cleaning products. The following outlines the basic tools you’ll benefit from.

Equipment Required:

  • Garden Spray
  • Garden Hose
  • Non-toxic / Non-Corrosive Roof Cleaning chemical
  • Rinsing Tool

Replace Sealant

Whether your roof needs a repair or a re-coat, Roof sealants can bring your roof back to life. Roof sealants are an effective way to add further waterproof protection to your roofing system. They are perfect for repairing holes, tears, and cracks in most roofing materials. They can also be used to seal roof sheets. By replacing or re-coating the roof sealant, this stops water entering cracks where it could freeze and cause damage to your roof system.

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Trim Overhanging Branches

It is important to trim any overhanging branches regularly, as they can damage the shingles. This is because, during harsh weather conditions, the branches can easily rub against the roof shingles and erode away protection elements. They are also more likely to fall and cause roof damage. By trimming them, it also prevents access for rodents to your roof, where they can destroy materials or cause excess damage through nesting.

Jarrolds Conservatory Services

Looking for a new Roof replacement? At Jarrolds we provide supply and installations of high-quality roof systems for both domestic and commercial properties. We take pride in offering a wide roofing range at affordable prices, with a full 10-year backed guarantee.

If you are interested in regards to our Roofing services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a FREE quotation and in-home consultation. You can contact us via telephone on 01473 430963 or email us [email protected]