Your roof is a complex system of components that work together to keep your home and its inhabitants protected against the elements. But even a well-built roof won’t last long if some of its most important parts aren’t maintained and cared for as regularly as they should be. Here are the most crucial parts of your roof that need the most attention:
Your roof’s flashing are the thin strips of metal or plastic that are found near the valleys. They’re designed to keep water away from the most sensitive parts of your roof, which also makes them more vulnerable and exposed to the natural elements. It’s important to check your flashing regularly, and, if you see some that are worn-out and deteriorating, have them replaced by a professional to keep your roof intact and water resistant.
The shingles should be one of your highest priorities during roof maintenance since they’re on the top of your roofing system and work as the first line of defense against the natural elements. Any twigs and branches found on your roof can also potentially scratch away the protective roofing granules, so to keep them in good condition, make sure to clean them regularly. You can do this yourself or have your trusted roof replacement contractor do it for you during a routine maintenance.
This is the vertical frieze or band under the edge of the roof that forms the outer surface of a cornice. It’s also one of the weaker parts of your roofing system, so it needs to be maintained regularly if you want your gutter system to stay in place. Make sure to inspect your fascia regularly, and, if you see any water damage, have it repaired by your trusted roofer as soon as possible.
When you’re looking for a reliable expert on residential roofing, don’t hesitate to hire our professionals at Northeast Gutters and Remodeling to get the job done. Talk to us today at (860) 899-7878, or just fill out our convenient online form.