5 Roof Maintenance Tips to Help Your Roof Last Longer

Protect your roof with these 5 maintenance tips. Bob Piva Roofing offers advice to help your roof last longer.

5 Roof Maintenance Tips to Help Your Roof Last Longer
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Bob Piva Roofing
June 20, 2024

Anual roof Maintenance is very important. Your roof protects the rest of the house against damage, increases the value of your home, helps to keep your house cool or hold heat in, and provides your family with a happier and healthier place to live in. Even if you do not have a new roof, following these simple maintenance tips can help keep your roof in top condition for a much longer time, even beyond the average 15 years that most warranties cover, and ensure you don’t be calling a roofing contractor in Valley Center, CA anytime soon.

5 Roof Maintenance Tips:

Inspect Your Roof Following Each Heavy Storm and Twice Per Year

The first step you need to take to keep your roof in good condition is to spend some time inspecting the roof two times per year, in the fall and in the spring, and also following any major storm. The two inspections per year should be conducted on both the outside and the inside of your roof. Inspections that are done after a storm should be conducted on the outside of your roof to make sure there are no gouges or broken tiles due to flying debris. A ladder or binoculars should be used to conduct inspections.

Trim Any Overhanging Tree Branches

While you are inspecting your roof, note any trees that are growing close to the roof or house. If there are any branches that are hanging over your roof, if they are healthy you should trim them back. Falling pine needles or leaves can end up in your roof’s valleys which will result in them holding moisture in and rotting the tiles. This will weaken the tiles and allow rainwater to soak in which causes further damage to your roof’s structure. Falling branches can also damage roofing tiles and gouge the roof. Trim the branches before they have a chance to damage your roof as a preventive measure to help protect your roof.

Clear the Debris Off of Your Roof

All of the debris needs to be cleared off your roof a minimum of two times per year as well. Pine needles, leaves, dirt, and other types of debris can cause mildew and mold to grow on the roof over time and cause damage. When your roof is kept free of debris, this eliminates the potential for your roof to become damaged. This will help to keep it in the best possible condition and help it look better as well.

Prevent Mold and Mildew From Growing

If your roof has black spots on it that is a sign of mildew and mold. Mold can work into the roofing tile over time and damage the roof below. If your roof is new and is free of mildew and mold, installing zinc strips on the peak of the roof will cause the zinc to wash off of the strips every time it rains and prevent the growth of mold and mildew. If your roof is older and has started to mold, use a mold remover that is made especially for roofs to clean off the mold and then attach zinc strips.

Keep Your Gutter in Good Repair and Clean

Thousands of dollars worth of roof damage can be caused by clogged gutters. Water may back up underneath many different kinds of roof materials. When your gutters are kept in good repair and free of debris it will help to ensure that they are able to do their job and save on the roofing estimate should you hire a qualified roofing contractor in Valley Center, CA like Bob Piva Roofing, which is keeping rainwater away from the roofing tiles and roof.

We Are Insured Roofing Contractors Who Guarantee Our Work

Bob Piva Roofing offers top-of-the-line roofing guarantees that are the best in the industry. We also are in compliance with all California state regulations, and insurance requirements. You can feel confident that our workers who come to your home are well trained, and vetted.

Your family’s roof is in good hands with us. We hold long-term commitments with all of our customers. If there is an issue with your roof over the duration of your coverage, we will be back to fix it free of charge. This is our pledge to you as a customer of Bob Piva Roofing.

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Your Questions Answered

If your question is not listed, please call us at 760-745-4700, and we will be happy to assist you.

How do I know if my roof needs to be replaced?

Signs that your roof may need replacement include visible wear and tear such as cracked, curling, or missing shingles, persistent leaks, granules from shingles in gutters, and noticeable sagging. If your roof is more than 20 years old, it's wise to have it inspected by a professional.

Do you offer warranties on your work?

Absolutely! We provide a 20-year warranty on all our roofing projects. This warranty includes coverage for materials and labor, giving you peace of mind and protection against potential issues.

What types of payment do you accept?

At Bob Piva Roofing, we make payments easy and convenient. We proudly accept major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. For detailed terms and conditions of our payment options, please feel free to contact us.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, Bob Piva Roofing is fully licensed and insured to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety. Our California license number is 218938.

How can I schedule a roof inspection?

Scheduling a roof inspection with Bob Piva Roofing is easy. Simply call us at 760-745-4700, or request a free estimate on our website. Our team will promptly get back to you to arrange a convenient time.

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