Roof Maintenance

What is Roof Maintenance?
Roof Maintenance is the cleaning process of removing algae, mold, mildew, lichen and moss from roofs. Also cleaning oxidation on metal roofs. Cleaning can extend the duration of a roof’s ability to function.

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Roof inspections should be performed regularly by trained roofing professionals, preferably on a biannual basis (once in the spring and once in the fall). Early problem detection makes repairs manageable before they become serious. A procedure whereby this is done routinely and recorded in writing should be established.

Inspections and maintenance should also be made after extreme weather events, such as hailstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. If damage is detected, it should be repaired as soon as possible.

When a roofing professional is contracted to perform annual maintenance, there are specific items that should be inspected closely because of their susceptibility to damage. These include:

Flashing. Flashings are critical because a majority of leaks originate at these areas. A detailed inspection of the flashings should be made at locations such as skylights, perimeters, walls, penetrations, equipment curbs, and drains (see Figure 3). Flashings are typically stressed more than the membrane in the roof’s field because of thermal movement, possible differential movement, and UV degradation.
Field. The field of a roof should be inspected for items such as surface wear, lap integrity, and overall degradation. A roofing professional should be able to recognize developing problems and provide proper repair methods.
A maintenance checklist is a useful tool for roofing professionals to use when documenting roof conditions. The checklist should be tailored to each roof’s specific requirements. It also can be used as a specification for bid solicitation for future maintenance work.

Not Lichen the Lichen on Your Roof?

By |2022-03-31T11:50:45+00:00November 1st, 2020|Roof Maintenance, Roof Repair and Replacement|

Removing Lichen and Moss From Your Roof is a Necessary Pre-Winter Project Before the ground frosts over and ice encapsulates the forests and homes of NH, it's important to add the removal of lichen and leaves from your roof to your annual checklist.  Every year leaves collect in the gutters, valleys, and corners of

Clean Leaves and Pine Needles Off Your Roof

By |2022-03-31T11:51:49+00:00October 1st, 2020|Roof Maintenance|

How To Clean Leaves and Pine Needles Off Your Roof Leaving pine needles, leaves, twigs, and other debris on your roof is not just an appearance concern. Letting them build up on your roof is hazardous and can cause expensive repairs over time. It's important to keep your gutter clean in order to

Leaking Roofs, Ice Dams, Ceiling Stains and More

By |2022-03-31T11:52:26+00:00September 26th, 2020|Roof Maintenance|

Leaking Roofs, Ice Dams, Ceiling Stains and More Questions Answered Whether you've had a house for a couple of months or many years, there are always ways to learn more about caring for it. Our blog aims to achieve that, by providing you with knowledgeable information on common questions. Some of these questions

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