Whether a rainstorm damaged your Oakland business, or your husband just confessed that he last worked on the roof the last time the Raiders made it to the Super Bowl, you need solid, insightful guidance about how to fix up your roof and ensure cost-effective ongoing maintenance.
Here are some ideas:
1. Clean out clutter and debris – safely and regularly.
Clogged up gutters can create water flow problems, causing water to siphon under your roof shingles, for instance. Moisture build up can lead to mold and other damage. Using a ladder, gloves, and simple tools, scrape out the mulch, leaves, twigs, and debris that has collected in the piping.
2. Eliminate sources of debris.
This activity goes hand-in-hand with the first tip. If trees hang over your house and dump leaves or pine needles onto the property, consider trimming the vegetation regularly. Eliminate overhanging branches, which can also scratch and gouge shingles and even crash onto the roof during a big storm.
3. Eliminate moldy, mossy, and stained shingles.
Small patches of moss on your shingles can indicate a much larger water seepage problem — in the same way that the tip of an iceberg often conceals the bulk of its mass underneath the ocean’s surface. If you spot this kind of moss or mold damage, connect immediately with a reputable Oakland roof maintenance service, like the contractors at Ben’s Roofing.
4. Inspect your flashing, shingles, and the overall structural integrity of your roof.
When flashing gets loosened, warped or damaged, leaks follow, as night follows day. Spot fixes may not be enough to deal with the problem. As we just discussed, substantial damage under the surface may already have taken place.
5. Get a regular inspection.
Periodically hire a professional service, such as Ben’s Roofing, to inspect your roof for signs of discoloration, mold, warping, or other damage that you might miss during your own inspection.
Get in touch with our Oakland roof repair team today for effective service and excellent prices.