Your roof will need maintenance over time just like any other part of your house. The key to maintaining a well functioning roof is the before and after applications to that roof. Depending on the type of roof you have on your house. Let’s say for instance you have a metal roof on your home: You should use the best types of fasteners possible. It’s always recommended though to use a professional roofing company for any serious issues.
The best option would are screws with a rubber sealant to keep moisture out as screws develop a gap between the metal and itself. Roofs are known to leak over time as it expands and contracts. It is always a good idea to cover your roof with a roofing sealant that can easily be brushed onto the surface.
Different Types Of Roofs
If you have clay or concrete tile roof, your main concern will be mildew or algae. Most of the maintenance on these types of roofs will be cleaning, which is accomplished by using a power hose the right way.
Concrete roofs are easily remedied by washing down frequently. Concrete roofs are solid and should be cast in such a way that the water runs off through its sides. The roof should have a very light grade to allow for this.
Composite roofs can be maintained by coating with a clear water sealant. Any maintenance after should be minimal as it takes a while for the sealant to erode exposing the plastic. This roof can be scrubbed with a solution if necessary.
Wooden shingles roofs are becoming are still in use but not as popular due to their lifespan. Those are easily maintained by applying a sealant to protect the longevity of the wood.
Asphalt roofing shingles don’t require as much attention, the most you can do to maintain this type of shingle is to replace when necessary. It is made from a combination of asphalt and fiberglass so nothing much to do there.
If you take care of your roof by using preventative and sustainable measures you may get another 10 years out of your roof.