Your roof protects you and your home from the elements. As it is a significant investment, you’ll want to keep it functional and in the best shape for a long time. The key is consistent maintenance.
Keep in mind that there’s a big difference between DIY and professional maintenance. Understanding the process will help you see the great value of relying on the pros. This is how we do things at Arry’s Roofing Services:
Start with the gutters
Your gutters are one of the most important yet underscored components of your roofing in St. Petersburg. They are responsible for collecting excess rainwater and shunting it safely to a central drainage—keeping water away from the rest of your home. Not only will we check for clogs and blockages, but we’ll also check across the length of the gutter for damage. Most importantly, we’ll check for any damage to the supporting fascia, which often gets overlooked.
Look over the surface
From the gutters, we’ll move over to the main surface of your roofing. We’ll look for the more obvious signs of damage like cracks and holes, along with missing components for materials like shingles and shakes. We’ll even look at the more subtle signs that non-professionals tend to miss. These include particles of fading or chipped material that are tough to spot but indicative of deeper damage.
Clear the vents
Your roofing in Dunedin, FL, regulates temperatures in your homes, as well. One of the ways that it does this is through vents on the surface. The exposure of these vents makes it effective at its job, but also leaves it vulnerable to clogging. That’s why we’ll make sure to check this component. Cleaning is an important part of this step, as dirt can accumulate.
Secure flashings and corners
The flat sections of your roofing are sturdy and secure against rainwater and other infiltrators. Nevertheless, a roof is only as secure as the protection you place on the points where flat meets wall or corner. Flashing is that material used to cover these up. When there are cracked or missing flashing, your home is open to infiltration. We’ll make sure that these are in tiptop shape and properly fitting.
Keeping your roofing in shape is our biggest concern. Call Arry’s Roofing Services today at (727) 938-9565 and we’ll be happy to make sure your roof is in great condition.