Proper asphalt shingle roofing maintenance is essential to improving your system’s performance, maximizing its service life and avoiding expensive repairs. To make the most out of your roof, consider these do’s and don’ts from Brewster Roofing LLC, one of the top roofing contractors in the area.
Stains can turn your once-beautiful asphalt shingle roof into an eyesore. Power washing is not the answer to this problem, as the water bursting out of the equipment can loosen or dislodged the shingles and remove the protective granules.
Professional roofers also advise against the use of harsh chemicals in cleaning the roof. Bleach can kill any plant life on the roof surface, but it can find its way to the other areas of your home, including your landscaping. Other chemicals may also react with metal flashing and gutters, causing corrosion.
A proactive approach to asphalt shingle roof maintenance makes all the difference in ensuring the roof’s performance. Trim back or remove overhanging tree limbs touching the roof’s surface. This helps prevent damage during strong winds and also allows more sunlight to reach your roof and stop organic growth.
Also, give your gutters and downspouts a thorough cleaning and inspection. See to it that they are in working condition and free from clogs.
It’s important to hire an experienced, licensed roofing contractor to help you. For this, turn to Brewster Roofing LLC. Our pros can determine whether a roof replacement or repair is needed to help solve various roofing issues.
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