Maintaining Your Eastern Pennsylvania Roof
Your roof is a critical structural component of your home. So it pays to keep it well maintained so that it can perform is function properly and to extend the roof’s useful life. The biggest challenge is the roof’s location! Climbing up and conducting a careful inspection can be difficult and should be left to professional Pennsylvania roofers like Master’s Roofing.
Here are some tips for keeping your roof in good shape. Always use extreme caution when climbing up to or walking on your roof! Better yet, call the Pennsylvania roofing professionals from Master’s Roofing to do it for you.
PERFORM A THOROUGH INSPECTION EVERY SPRING & FALL
Look for ice and snow damage in the Spring, such as loose shingles, punctures, rotting soffits or leaky gutters. In the Fall, look for wind damage, loose shingles and flashing that may need to be resealed.
KEEP THE ROOF CLEAN
Fallen leaves, branches and pine needles are very acidic and can damage shingles or tiles. If debris gathers on your roof, try to sweep it off within a week or so.
KEEP YOUR GUTTERS CLEAN
utters that are clogged with debris can fill with water that can seep up under your roof and cause damage.
MAKE SURE YOUR ROOF IS PROPERLY VENTILATED
A full length ridge vent helps to balance out the roof temperature and avoid the “freeze & thaw” cycle that can damage shingles and cause ice dams to form.
Your first step should be to call Master’s Roofing to schedule a FREE professional roof inspection. We’ll give you a complete assessment of your roof’s condition and make recommendations for repair or replacement.