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Folsom Roofing: Article About General Shingle Maintenance Procedures

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The rooftop is one of the most important parts of the home. It serves a decorative and practical function and, like any other part of the home, it needs to be taken care of. Folsom roofing specialists may provide the installations and necessary repairs, but it is up to the homeowners to make sure that their rooftops are kept clean and structurally sound. Maintenance can be as simple as taking some time once every three months to look at the roof's condition. By following some of these steps, homeowners will be able to take care of their rooftops and guarantee that they are safeguarded against weathering and other types of damage.

Maintenance begins with a series of visual observations. With a pair of binoculars, homeowners may begin by taking a few steps away from their home and inspecting the surface of their shingles. This is particularly recommended after a heavy rainstorm or series of harsh winds. If the homeowner notices that there are some roofing shingles missing, it is important to have them replaced as soon as possible.

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If there are other signs of wear, such as cracking along the valleys, flashing and dormers, it may be a good idea to have a professional inspect the rooftop.

If there are no signs of visible damage along the roof's surface, homeowners should make sure that there are also no signs of debris. Rooftops that have low slopes can sometimes trap water through debris, resulting in additional weight and stress to the roof. This buildup can also result in mossy growth along the roof's surface, which may further exacerbate the problem. Clearing the debris away can be as easy as using a leaf blower or long broom to keep the surface clean. If any debris manages to get into the gutters, homeowners should make sure to remove it right away. Debris in the gutter can be particularly dangerous during the cold season when it can create an ice dam.

It is never recommended for homeowners to climb on top of the roof, but if it is necessary to perform a more thorough inspection, it is vital to do it with all of the necessary safety equipment. Homeowners should wear soft soled shoes, gloves and harnesses before they climb onto their rooftops. Once on top of the roof, individuals should clear away the debris carefully while taking the time to inspect the flashing to make sure that it does not need repair or replacement.

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