Houston roof with significant winter damage that requires repairs and maintenance

Much-Needed Houston Roof Maintenance Before Winter

Most homeowners know that they need to get a roof replacement every several years, but did you know that performing regular Houston roof maintenance will help you get the most out of your roof before it should be replaced? Not only does roof maintenance make your roof look much nicer, but it also reinforces your current system. This is especially important as the seasons transition and we approach winter. Here’s how your roofing contractors at 314 Roofing Solutions help maintain your roof.

How To Properly Maintain Your Houston Roofing

There are many ways to maintain your roof. By making maintenance a part of your routine (you really only need to maintain it a couple of times a year), you can rest assured that your roof will last as long as the warranty says it will! 314 Roofing performs the following in our Houston roof maintenance program:

Clear Your Roof of Any Debris

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, if your gutters become clogged by things like twigs and leaves, then the following may happen:

  • Rainwater will pool onto your roof instead of away from it, leading to roof leaks or even sagging roof shingles.
  • If it rains and debris that currently sits 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

Your roof is strong and sturdy if the shingles lay flat, and our Houston roofing company’s high-quality roof fasteners ensure your roof shingles are tightly secured so they don’t curl up or fly off easily. Over time, though, 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, your Houston roofing contractors will cover them with caulk, effectively protecting them from the elements. 

Secure Flashing

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. It’s best to take care of this before winter (and the risk of freezes) arrives. 

Ensure Your Roof Penetrations Are In Good Standing

If penetrations–such as roof vents and jacks–are damaged, they may pose a risk for moisture build-up. If they are significantly damaged, we may need to replace them ahead of winter.

Houston Roof Maintenance Is The Key To Keeping Your Roof Secure This Winter and Beyond

Roof aging is inevitable, but with proper roof maintenance by your trustworthy Houston roofing contractors, you can rest assured that your roof will be sturdier and more protective this winter. Although we may not experience as much wind or water damage at this time of year, winter does exacerbate damage that hasn’t been addressed. If you’d like for us to go beyond and perform some much-needed roof maintenance for you, please contact us.