Asphalt shingles are the most popular and affordable roofing material available today. Asphalt shingles are durable, come in a rainbow of colors, and fit the aesthetic of most architectural styles. They are also great insulators and make homes more energy-efficient.
Although asphalt shingles are low maintenance, they still require some care to keep them in their best condition.
Inspect your roof
Do a visual inspection of your shingles and roofing structure at least monthly, if not more often . Pay special attention to any areas that look discolored or sunken in, or where shingles are missing. These are signs of water damage and may indicate the location of a leak inside your home.
Clean your roof
Any time you see excessive dirt or debris on your roof, it needs to be removed as soon as possible. Debris holds on to moisture, and if left in contact with your shingles, can cause them to deteriorate.
Trim back trees
Trees hanging over your roof are an accident waiting to happen to your asphalt shingles. Keep trees trimmed back to avoid damage from falling limbs and branches. Trimming the trees back will also keep your roof and gutter system cleaner.
Get a professional inspection
Twice each year, call an experienced roofer, like Shon Boswell Contracting Services, to conduct a comprehensive inspection of your roof and supporting structures and perform preventative maintenance tasks. As an expert in roofing repair, your contractor will have a keen eye for minor issues that you may not notice. Here in Florida, accumulation of algae on roofs is a great reason to have a contractor come check it out occasionally.
At Shon Boswell Contracting Services, we have the tools and know how to keep your asphalt shingles looking great for decades. Call us at (727) 440-5942 or visit our website to schedule your free estimate. Let us handle your roofing inspection and repair needs so that you can spend your precious free time doing the things you love.