Serving Dupage, Cook and Lake Counties, Mount Prospect, Schaumburg, Wood Dale
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by Pro Home 1
A regularly scheduled roof inspection and a good roof cleaning will not only make your home functional and attractive, but it can extend the life of your roof. The roof plays a very important role:
Here is what to anticipate every year, especially during spring and autumn seasons:
Debris, leaves and pine needles: debris collects in gutters and downspouts, it may hold and trap moisture and anything that holds moisture will cause blockage, add extra weight and cause growth of mold. This includes the roof and gutters drainage system.
Tree branches: tree limbs can easily cause roof damage by scraping over it causing the shingles and protective granules on shingles to loosen. Overtime, this will cause serious damage and require roof replacement even sooner than expected.
Mold, algae, fungus: discolored streaks on the roof may indicate mold growth. Mold is a type of fungi and is fuzzy in appearance and may carry different colors. Mold can damage roofing by eating away at the roofing material resulting in leaks. Most major roofing manufacturers offer algae-resistant roof shingles that have specially formulated pellets that inhibit algae growth. Additionally, they may offer manufacturer protection warranties for such issues.
Moss: thrives in a damp and shady environment and usually grows on the north side of the roof where there is less sun exposure. Overtime, it can cause roofing to degrade.
Gutters, downspouts, fascia and soffits: debris, such as leftover fall leaves, spring pollen, broken tree branches, heavy winter snow all contribute and can lead to clogged gutters and downspouts. Damaged soffits and fascia can be an ideal place for water to collect and cause mold growth and deterioration.
Missing roof shingles, chimney, flashing: missing metal pieces, displaced pieces around chimney and exhaust pipes, valleys, outer edges, damage, breakage, cracks, dents, etc. If left neglected, it can become a costly repair and/or replacement expense.
We can help you achieve these important objectives which are easily forgotten:
At PRO Home 1, we put your interests first and provide you honest and straight-forward communications and insightful collaboration to achieve the best home repair and remodeling solutions. Our sincere hope is that all homeowners take more responsibility and effort in maintaining and preserving the often forgotten and actual first line of defense and one which takes a lot of hardship, the roof.
One of the many services we offer, is a roofing inspection and maintenance package where we:
Additionally, if you need a complete roof replacement, we will render appealing roof designs that not only enhance your home aesthetically, but improve the efficiency and functionality of your attic, roof and drainage and ventilation systems.
If you live in the Chicago metro area and are interested in learning more, either about our general roofing maintenance services or roof tear offs and new roof installation, please contact us today and schedule an appointment to obtain a full consultation with estimate.