Roof maintenance is a combination of efforts from you and your roofing contractors. Some of these maintenance tasks, such as regular visual inspections, can be conducted on your own. Others, like the ones in the following list, require nothing less than the touch of a professional.
Replacing Flashing – Flashing is comprised of pieces of waterproof material installed in areas where there are breaks on the roofing plane, such as on valleys, dormers and penetrations like vent pipes. Replacing damaged, corroded or loose flashing requires proper placement to avoid water intrusion. Flashing installation also requires removing and replacing roofing shingles, and having it done by a professional ensures that the work won’t void your roofing warranty.
Scheduled Roofing Maintenance – Scheduled maintenance is conducted every two or three years, helping keep your roof in its best shape. Note that professionally conducted roofing maintenance is more than just an inspection. In addition to creating a detailed report of the roof’s condition, professionals help their customers come up with a repair and maintenance plan. Hiring a contractor that offers an extensive roof repair service can simplify the maintenance and repair process.
Storm Damage Repairs – Generally speaking, all repairs should be left to professionals. This goes double for storm damage repairs since doing it yourself or leaving it to non-professionals could affect your roof’s long-term performance and your chances of getting a proper insurance payout. Insurance providers require proper documentation of the roof’s damage and a professional estimate of the repair costs.
Gutter Cleaning – Many homeowners prefer to clean their own gutters to save on the cleaning cost. If you’re considering doing this, you’re running the risk of injury as well as missing out on thorough cleaning. Professionals have the safety training and equipment plus the ability to recognize potential gutter problems, allowing them to address these issues promptly.
To learn more about our roofing installation, repair and our emergency roofing service, call Kirtley and Sons Roofing today at (281) 371-6776. We serve many areas in and around Houston, TX.