Roofs are often one of the last aspects of a house that homeowners think to regularly inspect for functionality, even though repairs can be a costly effort. Here are seven roof maintenance tips that you can exercise to ensure that your roof lasts longer:
Especially if you live in an area with consistent hurricanes, heavy thunderstorms, or even tornados, it is crucial that you trim back any branches close to your roof. Should a branch fall onto your roof, it could cause significant damage; even if it doesn’t fall, branches scraping your roof can compromise the building materials
5. Remove Mold
If during your visual inspection of your roof, you see streaks, this may mean that your roof has a mold issue. To promote the continued strength of your roofing materials, you should clean the mold off of your roof using a specialized roof cleaner and a broom. After you are finished, wipe away any excess with a wide brush.
Note: these streaks should not be cleaned with a power washer, which will compromise your roof’s integrity from sun exposure.