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Maintenance Tips to Prolong the Life of Asphalt Shingles

Mar 28, 2018

Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material. However, even high-quality installations don’t make them invincible. Luckily, our experts at Rogers Roofing have some tips to help you keep them in good shape.

Inspect the Roof

The first thing you see on your roof might give you a clue into any possible problems. Even when your roof looks clean, scan it more closely for any moss or algae. Use a pair of binoculars. If you find any, remove it as is can lead to roof damage. You should also examine the flashings on your chimney, vents and skylights in case any are broken or loose.

If you do find any problems, you can send us an online estimate request. This way, we can help assess and fix it for you.

Secure the Shingles

Your shingles should all be there and securely fastened. If you see any loose ones, replace them. Make sure that any damaged or missing shingles are fixed or replaced as soon as possible. It may be a simple task to replace one or two missing shingles on your roofing, but we encourage you to call us instead. Working at heights, especially on a sloped roof, is not exactly safe, particularly if you are inexperienced or don’t have the right tools and safety devices.

Clean Out Debris

Whether it’s an overhead tree branch or granules piling in your gutters, make sure any debris is cleared out. Remove any loose branches, leaves and other collected debris as they could further damage your roofing system.

Clean Gently

Your roof may be tough, but that’s not a reason to scrub it or use a power washer directly on the shingles. This can damage your roofing. Ask us for advice regarding cleaning agents before using them on your shingles. You may also use a garden hose instead of a power washer.

For more about roofing services, call Rogers Roofing. In Dyer and Munster, IN, you may reach us at (219) 933-9145; in Tinley Park, IL, call (773) 768-3022. You may also submit an online estimate request.