Lowcountry Roofing: Reliable Summerville SC Roofers
Don’t wait until there is an issue with your Summerville roofing to perform repairs on your asphalt roof. Regular cleaning, maintenance and inspection should be done at least once a year at minimum. The best practice is to climb up when weather begins to change before the extreme highs and lows roll in and cause damage.
Asphalt shingles are easy to clean by sweeping off leaves and removing fallen debris. Not only are leaves unsightly, they can hold moisture after rain to eventually wear down roofing sealant. If you have gutters, make sure you are not ignoring materials that prevent water from flowing off of the roof correctly.
If gutters are one solid piece, make sure that algae is not forming inside allowing water to pool up. Sectional gutters also need an extra step of maintenance because seams can wear down causing water to leak onto the side of the home through the cracks. Clear off dirt and completely dry the seams before applying sealant on a clear day that no rain is expected.
After inspecting the gutters, do a thorough examination of every shingle on the roof. It may seem tedious, but it can go pretty quickly with an extra person. Make sure nails are all in place before securing loose shingles with roofing cement. Curling corners can be corrected with a dime-sized amount of roofing sealant.