In Houston, it’s no secret that the hectic weather and–at times extreme–climate play a significant role in how much damage your roof can withstand. While you certainly have to get a Houston roof replacement every several years, did you know that performing regular roof maintenance is an option? Not only does it make your roof look much nicer, but it also reinforces your current roofing–something that is especially important now that it’s peak hurricane season. Keep reading to learn more about how our Houston roofing company can help.
How To Adequately Maintain Your Houston Roofing
When you think about roof maintenance, what comes to mind? The ability to spot a leak and repair the area? Preventing your roof shingles from curling? Clearing your roof gutters? There are many ways to maintain your roof, and you should include all of these methods (and more) in your routine roof maintenance plan, including:
Clean Debris Off Of Your Roofing
One of the easiest, most basic ways to maintain your roof is by clearing any debris. In Houston, roofing systems include gutters, which collect rainwater and transport it away from your roof and out through your downspout. However, your gutters also collect some debris while other debris may collect across your roof shingles.
What’s wrong with a few twigs and leaves on your roof and in your gutters? Though seemingly harmless, there are a couple of issues that may come from this:
- Yout gutters may become clogged with debris, allowing rainwater to pool onto your roof instead of away from it. This may lead to roof leaks or even sagging roof shingles.
- Wet debris is a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and fungus. If it rains and debris that currently resides on your roof is soaked, this along with Houston’s hot temperatures may encourage mold and mildew growth, weakening your roof shingles and potentially harming your family.
Protect Your Roof Fasteners
A strong and secure roof is made up of shingles that lay nice and flat. Our Houston roofing company’s high-quality roof fasteners ensure your roof shingles are tightly secured and won’t curl up or fly off easily. However, over time your roof becomes weathered from Houston’s climate and because of aging, so these fasteners may need a boost. To reinforce them and keep them from weathering away too quickly, our Houston roof contractors will cover them with caulk, effectively protecting them from the elements.
Roof flashing serves one purpose: keeping water away from your chimney and other vulnerable areas so it doesn’t enter your home. During the hurricane season, heavy winds and hail may damage your flashing, loosening it and encouraging water to flow in. When you entrust our Houston roofing company with your roof maintenance needs, we’ll make certain that your flashing is secure.
Ensure Your Roof Penetrations Are In Good Standing
Penetrations, such as roof vents and jacks, must be in good standing. If they are damaged, they may pose a risk for moisture build-up. If they are significantly damaged, we may need to replace them.
Houston Roof Maintenance Is The Key To Keeping Your Roof Secure Year-Round
Roof aging is inevitable, but with proper roof maintenance by our Houston roofing contractors, you can rest assured that your roof will be sturdier and more protective for the remainder of hurricane season and as the seasons change. If you’d like for us to go beyond and perform some much-needed roof maintenance for you, please contact us.