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ROOFING MAINTENANCE

A little maintenance is all it takes to keep your roof looking and performing great. Periodic inspections are the best way to be sure your roof is maintained properly. A simple maintenance and inspection visit from a roofing professional can help identify any issues and complete minor repairs before any serious damage is caused.

Shingle, tile, and flat roofs all need periodic maintenance to ensure any broken, missing or cracked tiles or shingles are replaced and to ensure the flashing and underlayment are in good condition. Some maintenance, such as cleaning gutters or shingles, is ok to do yourself but tile roof cleaning and ridge cap repairs, skylight repairs, antenna removal and roof coatings are best left to the pros who can be sure the job is done right.

ONGOING MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

Carefully created maintenance plans for your roof & building envelope are the key ingredient to longevity & projected useful life cycle.

All Roof Edmonton has developed a variety of tailored plans to perform routine maintenance checks on Roofs. We will provide proper budget forecasts to prioritize spending, as well as track maintenance activities and repairs. Its purpose is to assist in extending the lifecycle of the asset and all its content.

Implementing routine maintenance inspections will allow the detection of minor problems before damage is widespread, adding years to the roof life while significantly reducing overall future costs.

ALL ROOF EDMONTON ONGOING MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

  • Annual and Bi-annual inspections 
     
  • Thorough failure investigations
     
  • Maintenance Programs schedule debris removal from roof surface, clear drains, and gutters-repair potential future issues
     
  • Warranty Compliance inspections-implement warranty maintenance requirements & and provide comprehensive documentation

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

SHINGLE ROOFS

A little maintenance will keep your shingle roof looking good and performing well. It’s important to remove leaves, branches, moss and algae from your roof on a regular basis to keep asphalt, composite or architectural shingles from deteriorating. Roof flashings should also be inspected periodically to ensure they are in good condition and free of debris or moss. Shingles should also be checked occasionally to ensure none are damaged, loose or missing.

FLAT ROOFS

Flat roofs can have a long lifespan, but only if they’re maintained properly. Flat roofs should be inspected at least every spring and autumn and after heavy rains or snows. Flat roof felting materials are vulnerable to splitting, slipping, blistering, and ponding. Regular inspection and repair can keep any issues from getting worse. Just like pitched roofs, it’s also important to keep flat roofs free of debris, moss, and branches, which can deteriorate the surface. Heavy snowfall can also damage flat roofs so it’s important to carefully shovel snow off the roof if it doesn’t melt right away.

RIDGE CAP REPLACING

Proper hip and ridge cap maintenance is important whether your roof is tile, shingle or metal. Ridge caps should last as long as your shingles or tile but they can be damaged heavily in severe weather. Ridge caps can separate and fail and should be inspected periodically to ensure they are in good repair. They should also be kept clear of any moss or debris that can trap water and deteriorate them. In some homes, ridge cap covers can be installed to help prevent tile and shingle deterioration. Failing ridge caps need to be repaired or replaced immediately to prevent leaks.

PIPES/VENTS

Keeping pipes and vents free of debris is vital to preventing leaks and ensuring proper air circulation in your home and to keep plumbing functioning properly. Vent lines and openings make attractive homes for birds, squirrels and rodents and the occasional tennis ball or baseball can fall in and really muck things up. A plugged vent line is often the reason for poorly draining sinks, especially if the drain lines are otherwise clear. The flashing at the base of pipes and vents should also be periodically inspected to ensure it is in good shape and clear of debris. Rubber boots around plumbing vent flashing are prone to cracking and are a frequent source of roof leaks.

TREE DEBRIS

Tree debris is more than just an unattractive mess. Too much debris holds water against shingles and tiles, causing mold and algae growth and deteriorating roofing materials. Tree branches can scrape, scratch and pull shingles loose and need to be kept trimmed and clear of the roof and gutters. Excessive debris can also clog gutters, causing water and ice to build up and damage the roof and eaves.

GUTTER CLEANING

Clogged gutters and downspouts cause water to overflow from the gutters, which can lead to costly repairs. Overflowing gutters damage fascia and soffits and cause leaks, which can damage the roof deck and your home. Professional gutter cleaning is relatively inexpensive. Gutter covers are a great choice for keeping gutters clear and reducing maintenance costs.

SKYLIGHTS

Just like any other part of your roof, skylights require periodic cleaning and maintenance. Leaks are the most common skylight maintenance and repair issue and are typically caused by cracked or damaged flashing. Skylights can also crack or break from falling branches or storm debris. Opening skylights should be tested to ensure the gears and motors are also in good working order.

Even the most durable and strong roofs require periodic maintenance and repair to keep them looking good and performing well. A simple maintenance and repair visit from a roofing professional can stop, and even prevent leaks which can lead to serious damage and costly repairs down the road. It’s also best to have your roof inspected following a severe storm or unusually heavy snow and rainfall.

Keeping your roof in top condition requires more than the occasional cleaning. Skylights, vents and old antennas are a common source of leaks and clogged plumbing vents and gutters can damage your home inside and out. Prevention costs less than repair so sticking to a periodic maintenance and repair schedule can stop problems before they stop or become worse.

All Roof Repair offers the best roofing services to the good people of St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Beaumont, Spruce Grove, Parkland County, Edmonton, and surrounding areas.

New Construction, or old repairs.  Whether it's new metal, asphalt, shake, wood or clay shingles.  We can do it.

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