A Concise Roof Maintenance Checklist

Date Composed: September 12, 2022

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On average, roof repairs cost almost $2,000, while replacements range up to $11,000. Although these services are inevitable down the line due to severe weather conditions and aging roofing material, quality maintenance limits professional repairs and replacements. 

Between our roof maintenance checklist below and Sugar Land roofing services from Sugar Land Roofing, LLC, in Greater Fort Bend County, you’ll save time and money while protecting your home. 

Clean Your Gutters Regularly

Gutters move rainwater and melted snow from your rooftop. This protects your shingles from wear and structural damage from heavy pooling water that may concave your roof and lead to ceiling leaks and bacterial growth. Unfortunately, if leaves, twigs, and other debris clog your gutters, water remains on your roof for prolonged periods due to improper drainage. 

Clean your gutters bi-annually to prevent excessive pressure on your gutter system and roof. Also, as part of your roof maintenance checklist, note if any roofing material comes through the ducts. This indicates a worn roof surface.

Repair and Replace Shingles

Asphalt or rubber shingles last 15-30 years with proper maintenance, while composite shingles last up to 50. However, this protective layer eventually experiences damage like curling, detachment, or algae buildup that deteriorates the material. 

Once shingles fall out, moisture seeps into the roof’s structure, damaging its foundation and your home’s integrity. Not only does this create an aesthetically displeasing rooftop, but your ceiling is more prone to leaks. Your heating or cooling system must also fight the UV rays and cooler temperatures that seep in, raising electricity bills.

Note Any Interior Damage

As we’ve said, missing shingles or tiles make your roof prone to leaks and damage. While you may not immediately notice the concern on the roof, especially since you would need a bird’s-eye-view, look for other signs of damage, such as ceiling leaks. The ceiling of your upper floor or attic may have mold, water stains, sagging beams, or swollen ceiling areas near holes or thinning roofing material. 

Reseal the Area Around Openings

Air seeps through little slits, including the area around windows, chimneys, pipes, and vents. Caulking or tarring these areas is vital to your roof maintenance checklist to seal out moisture and inclement weather. Otherwise, structural damages such as growing holes, water damage, and collapsing rooftops prevail. 

Insulating your attic also keeps unwanted heat and pests out of your home by reducing exposure to the elements. You’ll save on utility bills and interior damage alongside roofing repairs in the long run. 

Quality Roofing for a Quality Home 

A roof maintenance checklist is vital to understanding the signs of damage and when a roof inspection becomes necessary. Once you note a problem, our trained and certified staff with years of experience is ready to perform regular maintenance checks. We’ve seen it all, from a fallen tree to hurricane damage, and we’ll provide quality repairs and replacements. 

Prevent roof replacement mistakes by calling Sugar Land Roofing, LLC, at 832.944.7663. Schedule an estimate and get a free quote today!