It is important to maintain the roof of your home or business to ensure it is in good condition. This applies for those who have bare roofs and for those who are utilizing a liquid rubber roof coating. While the former may need more attention, both types of situations require maintenance and oversight.
We will go over the best process for maintaining and cleaning your roof. This will help you find any problem areas earlier than you might otherwise.
It’s important to remove any debris from the roof, as these things can cause problems. They can scratch or otherwise damage the roof, but also may trap water which can lead to roof deterioration. Pay special attention to areas that can collect debris more easily. This includes things like HVAC units, skylights, pipes, and more.
It’s important to be sure all your drainage systems are functioning properly. These can get backed up and cause water to pool up in areas that are not optimal. You can test each of these by pouring water down the drain to see if it comes out properly. If not, it may be time to do a major cleaning of the drains.
Gutters should also be cleared of any debris or anything else that might keep them from functioning correctly.
Whether you have a rubber roof coating or not, you should check over the entire roof for any delamination or blisters in the surface. This can be signs of serious problems that require professional expertise. If you find that your roof has these problems, make sure to inquire about them and get them repaired as soon as you can.
Defects & Holes
You should also check the roof for holes, defects, separation, or areas that have deteriorated. You should pay special attention to any area that has stains, as it could be an indication of leaking. For those with liquid rubber coating, this is unlikely but for traditional roofs, it can be a major problem. These types of problems need to be handled as soon as they can be.
Sealants & Caulking
Caulking and sealant can break down over time so it’s important to ensure they are still in working order. You may find that caulking has dried out or is coming off, in which case it needs to be replaced. You can also use rubber liquid roof to coat these areas and keep leaks from happening.
Preventing roof problems is much easier than repairing your roof. It also leads to a roof that lasts longer and is a better investment over time. By taking the time to maintain and inspect your roof a couple of times a year, you will find that you can sneak up on problems before they become more major. Most people prefer to do this at the beginning of fall and summer, when weather is mild. You should also inspect the roof after any major storms that may have caused damage.