How to Care for Shingle Roofs

Our team here at Slippery Slope Roofing, like other roofing professionals, understands that a roof is a big investment. Even shingle roofs, one of the most affordable options, tend to be expensive to replace, and no one wants to do so until they absolutely have to. To make up for the cost and labour involved in installing them, shingle roofs are designed to last for at least 29 years. Just because they are designed to last a long time, however, doesn’t mean that you don’t need to do any maintenance. In this article, our team will go over how to care for your shingle roof so that you can enjoy its protection for as long as possible.

key steps to maintaining shingle roofs

  • Housekeeping- One of the key steps to maintaining shingle roofs is to regularly clear them of debris. Working from the ground, try to get as many leaves and branches off of your roof as possible, or call a roofer to clear it with a leaf blower. To reduce the amount of litter, we at Slippery Slope Roofing recommend trimming back branches or vegetation that overhangs your roof. Keeping your roof clear will ensure that water flows directly off it like it’s supposed to.
  • Inspection- The next step to maintaining shingle roofs is to have them regularly inspected for signs of wear or damage—ideally twice a year. This will give your roofer the chance to keep an eye out for anything suspicious, and to catch the early stages of problems before they can lead to serious damage.
  • Repair- The final step to maintaining shingle roofs is to complete repairs as soon as possible to maintain the structures’ overall integrity. This means replacing damaged shingles, installing new valley flashing, and more. Our team at Slippery Slope Roofing will spot all potential issues and take the appropriate steps to correct them, extending the life of your roof for as long as possible.