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How many different kinds of roofs can you spot on the houses on your street? A few decades ago, you may have only seen shingle roofs, perhaps with the occasional slate roof mixed in. But these days, there are more kinds of roofing on the market. Metal roofs are becoming common because they can be made from recycled materials. Tile is a popular choice because it lasts a lot longer than other roofing materials. And then there are some roofers who install rubber roofs because they're smooth and easy to install. Learn more about roofs of all types on this blog.



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Ways to Care for Your Home's Roof

Your roof is an important part of your home because of various reasons. For starters, it serves as your home's first real defense against elements such as rain and direct sunlight. Without it, the elements can wreak havoc on the home. 

Secondly, it affects the exterior appearance and beauty of your home, consequently impacting its attractiveness to potential homebuyers. Your roofing material and color can also influence your home's energy efficiency by making your home heating and cooling bills go up or down.

Roof maintenance describes a series of tasks that should be performed regularly to preserve your roof's structural integrity, visual appeal, and lifespan. Here's how to keep the roof in good shape for as long as possible.

Inspect Your Roof

When it comes to roof maintenance, you should never forget to undertake regular inspections. Roof inspections are what allow you to keep track of your roof's health. Without them, serious problems will go unnoticed, increasing the risk of costly roof repairs.

With modern drone technology, professional roofers no longer need to go up a ladder and walk on your roof. All they need to do to inspect your roof is to launch a drone and view the video transmitted to a monitor. 

Drone roof inspections are not only safer and more efficient than traditional inspections, but also allow cloud storage.

Clean Your Roof 

If not removed, the dust, dirt, and debris that accumulate on the surface of your roof over time can lead to growth patches that can cause the roofing material to deteriorate faster, resulting in premature roof failure.

Cleaning your roof makes your home look better from the outside, but more importantly, it preserves the life of the roof itself.

Coat Your Roof

If your roof has lost its luster due to age but is still intact, you can restore it by coating it. Roof coating helps to reinstate the visual appeal of your roof and make it last longer by creating a protective barrier that keeps out water.

Not all coatings are compatible with all roofs, so you should pick the right one for your specific roof.

Given the important purposes your roof serves, it makes sense to keep it in the best shape possible. While the specific items for maintenance vary depending on the type of roof you have on your home, roof maintenance should be performed by qualified roofers only.

Call a residential roofing company today to get a roof maintenance cost estimate.