5 Problems You Can Detect Using a Roof Maintenance Checklist

Posted on May 14th, 2018 by Applied Roofing Services

Your roof maintenance checklist is one of the most important tools for maintaining your roof. Inspecting your roof periodically over the course of the year will help you to identify potential problems and make the necessary repairs before they turn into an expensive nightmare. These 5 problems can be easily detected by using a roof maintenance checklist:

Roof Maintenance Checklist

  1. Cracked or Deteriorating Caulk
    Caulk that has started to deteriorate or crack can result in a leak if left alone. Carefully remove the old caulk and check for any type of water damage. Prepare the area and replace the caulk to form a complete seal. A good seal will prevent moisture from seeping in.

  2. Rust
    Look for any rust spots or other types of discoloration. Rust can mean anything from misdirected water runoff from the roof to damaged gutters or failed aluminum capping. This may be a problem you don’t want to tackle on your own. Calling a professional will ensure the job is done right the first time.

  3. Granulation
    Asphalt shingles have small granules all over the surface. If you start to notice those particles in your lawn or on your cement sidewalks, it’s a sign that your shingles are deteriorating and should be replaced. While it’s normal for the granules to wear away or be knocked off by falling debris, it’s not a good sign if they’re coming off on their own.

  4. Missing Shingles
    Over time, shingles can become dislodged or loosen due to heavy winds and rain, falling debris, or simple wear and tear. If they become loose enough, they may start to blow away or fall.

  5. At the first sign of missing, cracked, or damaged shingles, take a close look at your roof to determine what happened. If the damage was caused by falling debris, remove it and repair the shingle. If the shingles are wearing down, you may need to replace all or part of your roof to make sure the interior of your home isn’t damaged.

  6. Moss
    Moss growing on your roof can be a sign that something isn’t right. Sweep it off with a broom and then take a closer look to see if you have repairs that need to be made.

Use your roof maintenance checklist often and take notes so you can check spots that were questionable in the past. If you have questions, call a professional roofer for help.

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.


Why You Should Invest in a High-Quality Roofing System?

Posted on March 15th, 2017 by Applied Roofing Services

If your rooftop has withered away by the extremes of the weather and you’re considering a facelift, try giving it a quality solution this time so that it’s not only re-modeled, but its value as a property is also increased. High-quality roofing will not only look better than its cheaper counterparts but it will also offer a variety of design options that will work well with different home structures.

High-Quality Roofing System

Here are some benefits of investing in a high-quality roofing system:

A Better Look
Unlike their cheaper counterparts, these roofs are made up of industry standard high-quality materials which enhance their look in every possible way. Worked upon by industry professionals, they come in great customizable design options as per the demand of the size and shape of your house which helps in enhancing the overall look of your home.

Stronger and More Durable
Quality ensures strength and agility. The top-notch materials that are used in making these roofs ensure that your roof is able to hold on the adversities of the extreme weather and can endure for a long time. You can relax under your roof while rain, thunderstorms, or extreme heat fight against the odds of beating the heroic might of your sturdy roof.

Reduces Your Energy Expenses
Unlike its cheaper counterparts, a high-quality roofing system is not only strong and beautiful, but also energy-efficient. They act as good insulators that allow little or no heat, electricity, or sound to go into or out of it. This way it keeps your room temperature at a comfortable level which helps in reducing your energy expenses by a great level.

One-Time Investment
You can surely spend in a mid-level roofing system for your house which will definitely cost you less, but remember that it’s going to cost a lot on its repair maintenance works. Reason – the lower quality materials they use. However, a high-quality roofing system is a one-time investment. Once you install it, you are free from the hassles of keep digging your pocket regularly for the repair or maintenance works.

Adds Value to the Property
The property value of your house surely increases when it is protected by a strong roofing system with an attractive design. After all, who doesn’t want a beautiful house which not only looks good but also offers a feeling of safety with its strong and intelligent roofing system. So after a while when you move to another town, the increased resale value of your house will definitely help you in your next phase of settlement.

It Brings You Pride and Peace
Apart from all the utilitarian reasons mentioned above, one more reason to invest in a high-quality roofing system is the amount of mental peace that it offers. As it enhances the facade of your property by providing a well-structured and aesthetically pleasing home, it surely brings a sense of pride to you as a homeowner.

A high-quality roofing system doesn’t necessarily have to be a hole in your pocket. Companies like Applied Roofing Services, having 20+ years of experience in working with property managers and facility managers in designing custom-fit roofing solutions, are able to meet the needs and budget of their customers in providing energy-efficient, zero-maintenance roofing systems.

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.