Your home’s roofing system does more than just complete the look of your house. It also protects you and your loved ones from the elements. While all parts of the roof play a critical role, some areas are more vulnerable than others. Read on as roof cleaning and maintenance expert Earl W. Johnston Roofing shares different roofing parts to pay extra care and attention to.
Shingles are the most visible parts of your roof, and often bear the brunt of severe weather events. Dirt, moss, and algae can cause them to deteriorate sooner. Having them cleaned properly is vital to get rid of organic growth. A proper cleaning solution and a soft bristle brush would be enough — using a pressure washer can damage the shingles. Scheduling regular roof repair and inspection are also important to ensure minor damage is dealt with promptly.
Gutters are responsible for directing water runoff away from your home, preventing water damage. However, over time, gutters can become blocked with leaves and debris. Leaky gutters may also cause water to drip down your home’s walls, causing damage. To avoid these gutter issues, clean them regularly. If there are any leaks, make sure they are sealed right away.
Flashing protects vulnerable parts of your roofing system, including the vents, chimneys, and skylights. It’s a good idea to check for rust, cracks, and seals that may have come loose from time to time. Repairing them promptly helps stop water runoff from seeping into your home.
Proper ventilation keeps your attic within optimal temperatures and helps minimize heat and moisture buildup. Thus, it is important that the intake and exhaust vents are free of debris and other obstructions. As with flashing, it’s essential to regularly check the seals around the vents and replace them if worn or damaged.
Turn to Us for Your Roofing Needs!
With prompt maintenance, you can prolong your roof’s lifespan and preserve your home’s integrity. If you’re in Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, or Coral Springs, FL, reach out to Earl W. Johnston Roofing! Give us a call today at (954) 989-7794 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.