ALL ABOUT ROOFS
All About Roofs will protect your most valuable investment with regular roof inspections and repair. Think of your roof like your car -- preventative maintenance such as oil changes and tune ups extend the life of your car because individual parts in your engine will wear out before the car itself. Similarly, there are many reasons why roofs need maintenance over time, especially if your home is surrounded by trees and foliage. Leaves and debris will collect and cause corrosion if neglected. Your roof's pipe flashings will wear out before the roof material will. Caulking and sealants can come loose over time, allowing water to enter the house. Nails from shingles can back out causing leaks. And don't forget about storm damage!
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How can you prevent roof leaks?
Never power wash your roof!
If you notice mold and mildew stains on your roof, do not allow anyone to power wash it to remove the unwanted growth. The pressure from a power washer can cause unseen damage and drive water in under your shingles or tiles, blazing a path for future problems. There are roof cleaning products out there to remove mold, mildew and stains, but it is usually best to hire professionals to take care of the problem and to clean your roof.
Remove debris as soon as possible
Clear the roof and gutters of leaves, branches and other debris. Backed up gutters can cause damage to shingles, metal or tiles along to the edge of your roof, so be sure to keep them cleaned out. Clear out any debris that may accumulate in the valleys where two roof surfaces join. Debris holds moisture and can cause mold and moisture to corrode your roofing material.
Keep trees and foliage around the roof trimmed
Trees and branches are serious culprits for roof damage. Branches leaning on the roof will scratch and gouge roofing materials when they are blown by the wind; falling branches from overhanging trees can damage, or even puncture shingles and other roofing materials; and falling leaves can clog gutter systems causing water to backup into the attic or living spaces, or to run down behind the fascia. Take the time to trim your trees to prevent damage to your roof.
Have your roof's flashing inspected for leaks
Flashing is what seals the areas where your roof has been penetrated (like vent pipes, sky lights, chimneys and heating and cooling systems. When flashing is poorly attached, it can cause open seams and laps and allow water to enter. Make sure your roof's flashing is properly installed and repaired by having All About Roofs inspect it.
Watch out for critters
Small animals, birds and insect can cause a surprising amount of damage. It's best to evict them before they get a foothold!
Make sure your roof and attic are properly ventilated
Roof and attic ventilation is an important part of making a roof last, and occurs naturally when vents are placed at the base of the roof (at the eaves or in the soffits) and near the top of the roof (the ridge) so that warm air can leave through the top, and cool air can be drawn through the bottom. Since warm air naturally rises, no mechanical process is necessary to create this air movement. Adequate ventilation regulates temperature and moisture levels in the attic. Left unchecked, heat and moisture can build up causing damage to rafters, sheathing, shingles, insulation, and raising energy costs.
Why do shingle roofs need to be inspected and maintained?
Have your roof inspected by All About Roofs
As a homeowner, it's critically important that you know the condition of your shingle or metal roof – especially if you're thinking about selling your home in the future. Because roof repairs can get expensive, insurance companies and lenders require that a roof inspection has been completed to prevent buyers from getting stuck with bills that they were not expecting. Our Dothan and Wiregrass roofing contractors can accurately assess your roof and determine the best course of action.
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We thoroughly inspect your roof for damage and wear to your shingle roof in the following areas:
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We thoroughly inspect your roof for damage and wear to your metal roof in the following areas:
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