Roof Maintenance: Is my new roof maintenance free?
All roofs require some maintenance to prolong its life expectancy. Your roof is exposed to extreme weather conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Roofs should be inspected for damage so that it can be repaired before it causes more severe problems.
Eavestroughs should be cleaned at least 3 to 4 times a year. Any tree branches that come into contact with the shingles should be trimmed. Build up of debris in the valleys or behind chimneys should be cleaned so as to not produce a blockage. Dormers, chimneys, plumbing stacks and vents may require periodic maintenance and resealing, especially on homes that have been reshingled more than once. Shifting or movement of the structure may cause problems to develop that would require some maintenance as well. Birds and rodents build nests or cause damage that requires attention.
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