You have to make sure your roof is high-quality and that it stays that way.
It isn’t enough to wait until any major issues start to develop – you need to be actively caring for it at all times.
After all, it’s likely the only thing stopping you from feeling the sun (or even the rain) on your back when you’re at home.
Clean your roof when needed
Moss can develop on your roof if you are not careful, and this will cause the roof to hold onto more water.
As a result, the tiles could even slowly rot away and allow leaks to develop. Clearing this away, or anything that has developed or landed on your roof, will do wonders for its lifespan, but we recommend you get a professional service to take care of this where possible.
Even if moss is not an issue for you, the roof will look at its best when it’s clean and maintained.
Do regular roof inspections
It can never hurt to get up close and see how your roof is doing – even minor visual issues could point to major damage after all.
We recommend that you manually inspect your roof at least twice a year, perhaps at the end of winter and the end of summer so you can monitor its performance after the worst those seasons have to offer.
You’ll have to look out for missing roof tiles, damaged shingles, and even rot to make sure there is nothing that can penetrate your roof’s protection.
Keep the gutters clean
Your gutters actually play an important role in ensuring your roof is how it needs to be, and if they are clogged for any reason, a build-up of water could easily harm the tiles on the roof.
For that reason, it is paramount that you make sure they are not filled with debris from years of wear and tear.
Again, it also just looks better if your guttering is clear of any obstruction – it goes a long way towards providing your house with a good image.
Trim any overgrown trees on your property
It might seem an unlikely scenario, but heavy wind (or any severe weather event) could cause nearby tree branches to thrash against the roof.
At best, this can cause leaves to fall upon it but could result in real, physical damage and abrasion against the shingles.
Thus, trimming any trees nearby could go a long way towards preventing risks to your roof.
Need Roofing Maintenance? Call Matt Diamond Plumbing
We are fully accredited with all the relevant licences which let us undertake any drainage work, and we will put over a decade of ingenuity to good use.
Contact us today for a free quote, so we can make sure your roof is safe as well as secure.
If you want to know what the warning signs are for when your drains are blocked, read our previous blog!