5 Maintenance Tips to Make Your Roof Last Longer

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

Your roof protects your home from and family from the outdoor elements. If you want it to last, there are several things you can do to keep it looking its best and doing what it was designed to do for years to come.

Roof Maintenance Tips

Inspect Shingles
Inspect the shingles once every few months to make sure the shingles are in good condition. Check after heavy storms that have high winds or flying debris. Cracked shingles or shingles that have started to lift at the corners should be repaired as soon as possible.

Keep an Eye Out for Leaks
Check for leaks in the spring and fall, and keep an eye out for strong storms. It’s important to catch leaks before they become major problems. Go into the attic and look for water lines or streaks. Most commonly they will appear around seams or in areas of the roof that have sustained some type of damage.

Clean the Gutters
Cleaning the gutters will prevent debris from collecting along the edges of the roof, weakening the shingles and causing them to crack or break. If gutters are allowed to collect excessive amounts of debris, moisture may collect near the edges of the roof and work its way under the shingles, causing water damage and leaks.

Related: 5 Roof Care Tips to Keep It Safe During Summers

Remove any Debris
Remove any debris that may find its way on to the roof after a storm or high winds. Large sticks and other types of debris can damage the shingles causing them to crack or split. Even small pieces of debris can cause damage if allowed to remain in corners and seams.

Make Minor Repairs as Needed
Make repairs as they are needed to prevent shingles from lifting or becoming more severely damaged. Catching problems early is the safest way to keep your roof in the best condition possible.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


8 Roof Care Tips to Keep It Safe During Summers

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

Your roof is literally the roof over your head, and it protects you from the elements year round. While most people think of maintenance as something they need to do before the cold season begins, summer roofing maintenance is important as well.

Use these eight roof care tips to keep your roof safe from the summer heat. If you don’t, you could wind up with big repair bills and an unstable roof for the upcoming cold season.

Roof Care Tips

  1. Inspect Your Roof

    It might seem obvious, but the first thing you need to do when it comes to summer roofing maintenance is to simply inspect it visually. Take the time to walk around on your roof if you’re able and find cracked, damaged or dry spots.

  2. If you can’t do this on your own, hire a roofing company that will provide you with an inspection.

  3. Fix Damage

    Damaged roofs are just asking for trouble, so you need to fix yours right away if you find any bad spots. Ask a roofing contractor how much fixing is needed before you consider getting a new roof.

  4. Update Your Roof

    When possible, updating your roof to a cooler material is ideal if you live in a warm climate. Brighter colors can keep your roof 50 to 100 degrees cooler in the summer months.

  5. Consider Waterproofing

    If you live in a wet climate, consider a waterproofing layer before summer. The combination of heat, humidity and water can result in collapse quite quickly.

  6. Hire Regular Service Providers

    To maintain your roof, have somebody inspect it at the beginning of each season. Biannual inspections are an easy and inexpensive way to make sure you don’t experience roof collapse.

  7. Clean Your Gutters & Drains

    Many things can clog up your gutters and drains, including plant leaves, birds’ nests, and more. If these things block your gutters, water accumulation can occur on your roof, leading to severe water damage even in a short period of time. Therefore, get your roof cleaned of any lingering debris or hire a roofing service provider to do the job for you before the summer.

  8. Inspect Your Attic Ventilation

    If you observe a regular increase in your energy bills, when compared to the previous year’s costs, seek professional help to inspect your attic’s ventilation. Also, get the insulation inspected to ensure that you have everything in order. Proper maintenance of your insulation and ventilation systems not only keeps your roof in proper condition but also helps you save a lot of money on your energy bills.

  9. Review Your Skylight

    Regular inspection of the skylight in your home, especially, after every major storm is needed to make sure it’s not leaking. Additionally, hail storms can also damage window glasses, and cracks can often be invisible as the window is very far away. Make sure to have a good review of your skylight a couple of times during the summer to make sure it’s holding up suitably.

Your roof is not only the most significant investment for your home but it also provides the necessary protection to your family from external elements. That’s why it’s essential to take care of it and to make sure it’s well maintained.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.