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Roof Maintenance

Your roof should give you many years of good service if it is properly maintained. Metal flashing seals those places where the roof abuts walls, chimneys, dormers, or valleys. You should have your roof inspected every three (3) years. By fixing minor problems early, you may avoid more expensive repairs down the road. If you must walk on you roof, be careful not to damage the surface or the flashing. Never walk on a tile roof.

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Your shingles may show some discolorations depending on the way the light hits the granules. The manufacturer cannot control the position of these granules. High winds may also lift recently installed shingles. You shouldn’t worry unless they are completely blown off. The sun will re-bond the shingles back tothe roof.

Tile Roofs

Not only is a tile roof very durable, but it also provides insulating properties not found in other types of roofing. Tiles are not designed to support weight, and therefore may break easily if walked on. For any type of maintenancecall a qualified roof contractor.

Shake Roofs

Cedar shakes are tough, but also can be cracked if walked on.

Gutters and Downspouts

Always keep gutters and downspouts clear of leaves, tree limbs, or anything that would cause overflowing. Be sure that downspouts direct water away from the foundation. Vinyl gutters never need to be painted. Paint is optional of aluminum gutters. Gutters made of most other materials will need a coat of rust-retardant paint whenever the rest of the house is painted.