The roof of your home is a major investment, and you want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. There are some things a homeowner can do to extend the life of a roof. This basic roof maintenance is easy enough for most people to do. There may be a few aspects of annual roof maintenance that are better left to the professionals. If you have concerns about the integrity of your roof, can help with an inspection that will find issues that may require repair or replacement.

Yearly Roof Maintenance

Throughout the year, part of your regular roof maintenance should include removing loose debris as these objects fall onto the roof. This can be especially prevalent after a storm or high winds when sticks, branches, and leaves may accumulate. Another part of basic roof maintenance is simply performing general inspections both on the exterior of the roof and inside in the attic and interior ceilings. Look inside for stains that suggest water leakage. Outside, look for missing or loose shingles, for areas of moss or mold on the roof, and for areas of the shingles where the granules are missing or the shingles are cracked. If you find moss or mold, you can spray a roof moss remover over the affected areas. Check around vents, skylights, and chimneys to make sure that the flashings around these features are sealed tightly.

Professional Annual Roof Maintenance

Some aspects of yearly roof maintenance are best left to the professionals. An expert roofing contractor has the skills and experience necessary to visually inspect a roof to find potential problems. Make sure the professional checks flashings and the field of the roof for overall degradation, surface wear, and lap integrity. If an inspector finds issues, you can get recommendations for repair or replacement before problems become very serious. Of course, repairs will likely be your preference, but there comes a time in the life of every roof when it’s time for a full replacement. As you’re considering your options, make sure to think about tile and metal roofing as opposed to just shingles. Tile and metal may be more expensive, but these materials usually have a much longer lifespan.

Contact RoofClaim for Assistance

When you’re wondering how often roof maintenance should occur, can help answer your questions. is a roof repair company network that specializes in matching homeowners with contractors. Call us or chat with us online to get information about our inspection services. We can inspect by drone or satellite imagery to determine the extent of any damage. Then, we match you with an expert contractor who can perform the roof replacement work. Drone inspection reports have a quick turnaround time, and you don’t even have to be home at the inspection time. Our service model is designed to be easy and convenient, and it’s fully transparent so you can monitor the process every step of the way via our app. Our AI solutions are designed for successful matching every time.  Get Started today with a free inspection or contact us via our convenient online chat.