Keep your roof safe with these shingle roof maintenance tips
With regular shingle roof maintenance, your roof can last for a long time. In this article, we have shared four summer shingle roof maintenance tips.
When in doubt, contact KY-KO Roofing to schedule a free roofing inspection.
First: What are shingle roofs?
Shingles are one of the most versatile and flexible roofing materials. They are available in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes. The shingles can be adapted to different shapes, angles and forms allowing custom roofing solution.
The shingles can be installed to simulate sophisticated architectural styles. They also serve as an affordable alternative to tile roofing.
1. Call KY-KO to have our roofers inspect the roof for damage
You should walk around your home and check for the signs of shingle roof damage from the ground. But, for the view from the roof, call in a professional. Climbing onto your own roof without proper knowledge, training, and equipment can be extremely hazardous.
Even if you detect a single damaged shingle, call KY-KO. One or two missing shingle may seem like a minor issue. But, when shingles are broken or damaged, it compromises the rest of the shingles that are remaining on the roof.
Strong winds can remove large sections of the missing shingles if they are not replaced. With the summer monsoons on the way, you will want KY-KO to help you inspect for shingle damage and get it repaired immediately. Missing or damaged shingles can spell a roofing disaster during a severe storm.
2. Clean the debris
Debris—including dust, leaves, and twigs—tend to accumulate on the roof over time. This debris can collect beneath or in-between the objects placed on the roof, such as the pipes and air conditioners.
It’s essential that you clean the debris from the roof during the summers. This is important to prevent the deterioration of the shingles.
3. Cut back overhanging branches
Tree branches that hang over the roof can cause damage to shingle roofing. You should cut back the overhanging limbs to avoid any damage. Also, you should remove dead limbs that may fall on the shingles.
It’s recommended that you cut trees at the edge of your home to prevent them from causing damage to the roof. If you need help and advice on this front, give KY-KO Roofing a call for your free roofing inspection.
4. Inspect and maintain gutters
Water and other debris will collect on the roof due to a clogged gutter. That’s why it’s essential that you regularly check and clean the gutters. If they are not cleaned on a regular basis, mildew and plants will weed its way up the roof and damage the shingles. Regular cleaning of the gutters will help avoid costly shingle repairs down the road.
Call KY-KO Roofing for shingle roof maintenance tips and advice
Shingle roofs are preferred by most homeowners due to the excellent curb appeal that they provide to the home. With regular shingle roof maintenance, your roof can last for decades. Call KY-KO Roofing to schedule your free roofing inspection.
We have a team of experienced professionals who can expertly install and repair shingle roofs. You can count on us for solving all kinds of roofing problems.