Covering the Basics of Asphalt Roof Maintenance

Covering the Basics of Asphalt Roof Maintenance

As the most dominant roofing option in the Midwest, asphalt shingles help maintain and boost the curb appeal and energy efficiency of your home. It’s highly important that you keep your roof in optimal condition to ensure it performs as expected. In today’s blog post, Guarantee Roofing and Seamless Guttering, one of the leading roofing contractors in the area, provides a basic guide on asphalt roofing upkeep.

Covering the Basics of Asphalt Roof Maintenance

Check for Moss and Algae

Moss and algae growth can weaken your roof’s structural integrity. You can use zinc or lead control strips to inhibit these growths from forming.

Clear Debris

Debris like twigs and leaves can accumulate on your roof over time. Make it a point to clean the debris on your roof at least three or more times annually. Doing so reduces the need for premature roof replacements.

Inspect Roof Flashings

Faulty flashings are one of the primary causes of water intrusion. Inspect the flashings on your roof, especially the ones installed on your chimney’s joints as well as on the corners of your skylights. Check for leaks, gaps and holes. Caulk or replace your roof flashings as needed.

Check Asphalt Shingles

Check for missing or loose asphalt shingles on your roof. Apply roofing cement under loose shingles to secure the tabs, and replace missing shingles as soon as possible.

Gauge Your Gutters

See to it that your gutters aren’t sagging and are the right size for your roof. Faulty and inadequately sized gutters can damage your asphalt roof.

Guarantee Roofing and Seamless Guttering is your go-to residential and commercial roofing company in the area. Call us today at (812) 234-2605 for a free quote. We offer financing options to qualified customers.

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