Important Roof Maintenance Facts to Know

One of the wisest things you can do is take care of preventative maintenance on your roof. It’s the apex of your home and letting it fail can cause significant problems all throughout. We’ll help you get a better idea of how roof maintenance works and when you should call Simpson Construction & Roofing for help.

Roof Maintenance Tips to Follow

Perform thorough inspections at least every spring and fall.

Whether you do this yourself or call us for help, somebody should inspect your roof about twice a year. We recommend doing it in more comfortable temperatures during the spring and fall. This is where you look to see if your roof has any holes, missing shingles, mold, and so forth. If you catch a problem early, you can fix it without expensive repair work.

Clean the gutters.

Thankfully, we don’t get icy conditions very often in Florida, but it’s still important to clean your gutters to avoid water accumulation. This is a common occurrence whenever debris gets stuck there for a while. Excessive water is the biggest source of roof damage along with projectile impact.

Check downspouts for damage.

If the downspouts deteriorate, it will be much harder for water to drain properly. A good guideline is to address the problem when you notice water pooling up anywhere on your roof.

Keep your trees pruned.

We get more hurricanes and thunderstorms than any other place in the country. Those kinds of winds will knock trees around, so you have to manage your landscape in order to avoid having one fall onto your roof. Pruning large trees may require the help of a tree-cutting service.

These are the easiest and most prudent measures you can take to make your roof replacement last for 20, 30, or even 50 years. For anything more detailed than that, contact a professional to inspect your roof. Also, when in doubt, avoid getting on a ladder too often, since that causes many falls and accidents.

Expert Residential Roofing In Central Florida

Simpson Construction & Roofing makes residential roof maintenance a top priority. We know how much of a difference it makes in ensuring the life expectancy of your roof whether it’s made from shingles, tile, stone, metal, or aluminum.

So, call Simpson Construction & Roofing when you have a problem like leaks, missing shingles, impact damage, or anything else. Our service area covers Sarasota, Manatee County, and Highlands Park. If you need to learn more about us, call us at 941-724-0465.