The roof is permanently exposed to ultraviolet radiation, rain, wind and sometimes extreme phenomena such as hail storms, tornados or heavy snow fall, so regular maintenance is crucial to remain protected and make the most of your initial investment by prolonging the lifespan of your roof.
Roofing Fort Worth maintenance tasks must be scheduled twice a year and performed by roofing specialists. But first, make sure you are up to date with your roof`s history (original plans, manufacturer`s specifications, warranties, history of maintenance and repair operations etc.).
If possible, contact the Fort Worth roofing company that installed your roof; if not, make sure to choose a reliable local roofer, with adequate credentials and experience.
Roof maintenance tasks may be a bit different, depending on the type of the roof (flat/ pitched) and the materials, but common tasks include:
- Inspecting the flashing, at penetrations, curbs, drains, skylights, walls, etc. Flashings are particularly stressed and they are one of the main causes of water leaks.
- Inspecting the entire field of the roof and looking for overall signs of wear and tear. A professional roofer should be capable to identify not just obvious damage, but also vulnerabilities and small ongoing problems, as well as to provide the right repair methods.
- Cleaning the roof and the pluvial system.