Your roof is your home’s primary defense against the ravages of the elements. As such, roof maintenance is necessary not just for the physical appearance of your home, but also for the safety of you and your family. Today’s article from residential roofing contractor Dior Construction lists four simple tips for enhancing the weather resistance of your roof.
1. Replace Damaged Flashings
Flashing is one of the essential components in a standard roofing system. However, it is also one of the most overlooked aspects of roofing. Your roof’s flashing is responsible for preventing water from entering through the various valleys, joints and edges on your roof. The materials used as flashing are usually strips of malleable metals such as galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum or copper.
It’s imperative to replace damaged flashings immediately to prevent roof leaks. Replacement is best done by a professional residential roofing services company like Dior Construction.
2. Apply Sealants
Roofing sealants can extend the service life of a worn-out or even a leaky roof surface. There are variants that work on different roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, modified bitumen and even tile or slate. Roofing sealants can be applied using a paint roller or brush, depending on how large the roof area is.
3. Keep Gutters Clean
If you’re asking what gutters have to do with the weather resistance of your roof, the answer is plenty. Clogged gutters compromise the structural integrity of your roof. A clogged gutter puts unnecessary weight on your roof, pulling it down due to the added weight of accumulate debris. Clean your gutters at least twice a year or install gutter covers to make cleanup easier.
4. Preventive Roof Repair
They say that prevention is better than the cure. This is especially true for your roof. Don’t wait for your roof to be severely damaged before paying attention to it. Make it a habit to regularly maintain your roof so your roof will be prepared even when severe weather hits.
Dior Construction is your partner for all things roof-related. We offer asphalt shingles installation services. We also offer commercial roofing services. Call us today at (201) 470-5077 to request a quote. We serve Bergen County, NJ, and other areas in New Jersey.