Your home or building’s roof is an important shield against the rain, snow, sun, and wind. A damaged roof can quickly lead to leaks and mold and mildew growth. Regular roof maintenance is the best way to extend the life of your roof and lowers the risk of costly repairs. Roof maintenance can be a hazardous and complicated job so it’s important to hire a roof maintenance professional to ensure the job is done right. The best way to protect and extend the longevity of this valuable asset is through regular cleaning and preventive maintenance by a professional roof maintenance contractor.
What is roof maintenance?
In practical terms, roof maintenance is the routine cleaning, clearing, and tidying of the roof and its related systems. A roof maintenance professional checks all the vulnerable areas on a roof that could be susceptible to breaking down, including:
- Roof shingles or metal panels
- Gutters & downspouts
- Installations (skylights, vents, chimneys, and solar panels)
How often do roofs need maintenance?
The ideal roof maintenance schedule will depend on the type of roof – whether it be residential or commercial, metal or shingle – as well as the local climate and how new the roof is. Some roofs should receive quarterly maintenance, while others are okay on a biannual or annual schedule. New roof shingles often have protective coatings on them that prevents moss and algae growth, but the coating does wear out over time.
How often do metal roofs need maintenance?
While metal roofs have a longer lifespan than shingle roofs, they also require at least annual maintenance to keep them looking and functioning at their best.
The Skyline Roofing team provides full-service roof maintenance services for all types of roofing. As a licensed, insured, and bonded roof cleaning contractor, we carefully check and take care of all the components of your roofing system to make sure your roof stays in great shape. Our roof care service starts with a thorough assessment of the state of your roof (and all of its components) and gutters. From there, we can help you develop and implement a maintenance program that will reduce the risk of leaks and potentially increase the useful years of service to your roof system.
The best way to ensure the integrity of your roof and its accessories is to follow a regular maintenance schedule. How often you need to have your roof cleaned will mostly depend on the microclimate your house is in and whether your roof is shaded by trees. In the Pacific Northwest, we do have a fairly mild climate overall but we experience a lot of rain and moisture, some freezing temperatures, and some pretty big wind storms in the fall. If your property has tall trees that block the sunshine and drop debris onto your roof, we recommend a professional roof cleaning about once every 12 months with a general look over twice a year. A professional cleaning provides an opportunity for someone to inspect your roof for signs of damage.
We use proven cleaning techniques to gently remove moss, dirt, and mold that can damage exterior surfaces. We specialize in cleaning all types of roofs and siding. Maintaining a clean roof can extend its useful life and prevent leaks that could damage the interior of your home.
Gutter cleaning is the work of removing debris that builds up in your home’s gutters to ensure the free movement of water into the downspout. Maintaining proper drainage from your roof by regularly cleaning your gutters is an important part of exterior home maintenance. Clogged gutters, caused by a build-up of debris such as leaves and dirt, can stop rainwater from draining off your roof properly, resulting in expensive and preventable damage to your property.
Our gutter cleaning experts take the utmost care when cleaning our clients’ gutters. In most cases, gutters are hand scooped, then air blown if the roof is walkable. No mess is left behind on the siding or in your yard.
Pressure washing is a very effective way to keep roofs and other outdoor areas around your home or commercial building clean and attractive. Cleaning of surfaces around your home greatly enhances the beauty of these exterior surfaces. It also prevents the build-up of moss and algae, which can cause significant damage to roofs, siding, and decking if left unchecked. Even if you are brave enough to get up on your roof, roofing is delicate and pressure washers are very powerful tools. It’s best to leave power washing to roof cleaning professionals.
We provide residential and commercial pressure washing services. Residential pressure washing services include cleaning of roofs, siding, patios, decks, driveways, and sidewalks. Commercial pressure washing services include cleaning of stucco or brick siding, parking areas, sidewalks, and stamped concrete.
Do you Need Roof Maintenance Services?
We are an experienced, licensed roofing contractor who has helped hundreds of customers maintain, repair, and replace their roofs in Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties. Call us today at 360-398-6119 to schedule your roof maintenance services.