Roof Maintenance and Preventative Care
At Penn Roofing, Inc we understand that each roof is unique and therefore needs its own unique maintenance plan. Our specialists take the time to understand what your roof needs so that it will work efficiently and be safe for years to come. Quarterly roof inspections are recommended, but you should speak with a specialist before determining the right plan for you and your home.
Preventative care and semi-annual maintenance protects your roof and extends its life while saving you money. These inspections can detect repairs and leaks early and help you avoid roof damage that cannot be repaired.
We provide maintenance for all our residential and commercial roof systems.
- Clear debris from your roof
- Clear debris from HVAC units, pipes, and around shingles
- Check for moss and algae growth: if growth has occurred, specialists will discuss a low-cost treatment option
- Check for deterioration and holes on shingles, flashing, hips, ridges, and nails/staples
- Re-secure loose shingles and replace damaged shingles
- Clear gutters and test downspouts
- Evaluate tree overhang
- Evaluate weather damage, make minor fixes and repairs, diagnose larger problems, and provide repair options
- Check chimneys, mortar, and parapet walls
- Check edge metal
- Check for roof sagging due to water damage
- Clean pitch pockets
- heck seams
- And much more! Our experts are highly trained in preventative care and roof maintenance. Choosing to have your roof maintained is one of the best decisions you can make as a home or business owner.
Roof Maintenance Tips
While a roof over your head protects you from the elements, you need to also take a few simple steps to maintain it. As a homeowner, you should plan to perform regular roof maintenance. You don’t want to wait until small problems worsen – it can be extremely expensive to replace an entire roof.
You should assess your roof once every season – four times per year. Plan to inspect the roof when you clean out the gutter system. While you’re up there, look for any missing or damaged shingles, water damage, or signs of wear and tear. These all indicate issues that need immediate repair. Even if you don’t notice these signs, we highly recommend sweeping or blowing away any excess debris. Finally, trim any low-hanging tree branches – these could damage the roof. This will also prevent animals from chewing on the roof or entering your home through the attic.
Tile Roof Maintenance
Tile roofing requires regular maintenance to keep it in optimal condition. While tile is incredibly durable and long-lasting, you need to take care in monitoring its condition and quickly repair problem areas. After all, it is much more affordable to maintain than to conduct a large repair. Before you call in the professionals, you can always perform some maintenance on your own.
First off, check the downspout exits to ensure nothing has crumbled or been crushed. This can easily restrict the roof’s drainage. If water has already begun to pool on the roof, you may notice significant water damage. Next, clear any debris from the tile. If left for too long, debris can wear the tiles down and cause irreversible damage. Finally, check the surrounding trees for dead limbs or low-hanging branches. These branches are perfect jumping points for animals that could damage a tile roof.