Routine roof maintenance is not something most homeowners or property managers really think about. Yet, it is essential to preventing costly repairs and key to extending the lifespan of the roof beyond manufacturer warranty specs. Roof maintenance is easy to do and takes relatively little time if you’re a trained professional or working with a professional roofer.
Annual inspections by a trained San Marcos roofing contractors will identify roof issues before they happen. They are especially important after a satellite dish installer performs work on the roof or after a severe storm. In both cases small issues could arise that compromise the roof’s structural integrity, resulting in voided warranties and prolonged leaks.
Removal of Debris
Roof systems in San Marcos and the rest of Central Texas are designed to channel water away from the home or structure. When debris piles up on the roof, it creates dams and prevents water from flowing away from the house. Eventually water will build up and seep into the internal roof.
Replacement of Missing Shingles or Worn Components
After a severe storm, it is not uncommon to see granules or shingles missing from the roof. Most homeowners do not get on their roof to perform inspection after each storm and is not always aware that shingles are missing until they view the home from an aerial angle. These worn or missing components allow water to enter the internal roof, resulting in leaks that are extremely hard to identify.
Clearing of Gutters
One of the easiest ways to prevent leaks, water backup, and even foundation issues is to maintain clear gutters. Gutters channel water away from the home or building properly. When water builds up next to the building, it causes foundation issues which result in settling and leaks where alignment with the roof, siding, and foundation are thrown off. Professional San Marcos roofers can spot this problem because alignment issues are especially noticeable around chimneys.