The quote “prevision is better than cure” would suit perfectly for this situation. It is not an easy thing to replace the roofs very often. More than anything that cost that goes into it is very high.
To prevent so much of expenditure, it is mandatory to spend a few hours on a regular basis to maintain the roofs. If the maintenance procedures are not carried out properly, then there are good possibilities that the roofs may get easily damaged. After a certain point, there is no other way but to replace them.
Here are a few tips that will help you to maintain the roofs properly.
It is important that we should take a close look at the missing shingles and the damaged ones. Cleaning them regularly will reduce algae, moss, fungal and lichen growth to a considerable rate. Swift action is necessary if you come across damaged or missing shingles. If you are confident that you can take care of things, then do what needs to be done. If not immediately contact the professionals to replace them.
If there is a necessity to replace the roof sealants, do it immediately. Thoroughly check and locate the sealant to check for cracks or any damage. Even if there is small damage, it is better to replace the sealant and apply new ones.
Trim the overhanging branches
One of the important things that need to be done to maintain the roofs is to keep in constant lookout for branches and trim them that are in contact with the roofs. This is because the leaves that are falling on the roofs will get collected at a point and obstruct the flow of water. It retains moisture which later damages the roofs.
It is a known fact that metal, when exposed to moisture for a long time, tend to rust. If you have used metal as the roofing material, then it is important that you keep track of rust on the roofs. If you notice rust, it is better to remove them with a wire brush in the initial stages. There are a lot of anti-corrosion paints available that can prevent rusting forever.
Clean the gutters
Clogged gutters cause high damage to the roofs. It is because there is no free flow of water when the gutter is clogged. The stagnant water damages the structure of the roof. Cleaning the gutters once in a week is more than enough to avoid a lot of issues with the roofs.
Maintain Your Chimney
If you ever come across cracks in your chimney or missing mortar in your chimney, make sure to replace it at the earliest. It is very important because the mortar is the one that holds the bricks of the chimney together. The weak mortar does not hold the bricks properly. If the loose bricks fall on the roofs, it results in a lot of damage.