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Common Tasks You Might Need To Call A Roofing Company For

The roof on your home typically does not need a lot of maintenance, but there are some things that can cause concern and may need to be addressed by a roofing contractor. While most homeowners do not need major repairs between roof replacements, there are some everyday things to watch for and get taken care of as quickly as possible.

Organic Materials

The roof on your home is a great place for things like moss to grow, especially if it is shaded and trees hang over the roof. If the roof is damp and cool, moss, mold, and mildew can form in the cracks of the roofing shingles and thrive on the roof. 

While the moss and other material may look quaint, it is damaging to the roof and will attract insects like ants and beetles, so you should have a roofing services company come and clean the roof. Once the organic material is off the roof, the contractor should inspect the shingles to ensure they are not leaking and letting water stand under them.

The roofing services provider can apply a chemical to the roof to stop the growth of organic materials on the shingles after it is clean and then reinspect it later to ensure the mold, moss, and mildew are not coming back. 

Loose Shingles

Another common issue you may run into is loose shingles on an older roof. As the roof ages, the shingles begin to curl and degrade because of UV rays from the sun and changing weather conditions throughout the year.

As a result of this damage, you may find that some of the shingles get loose and move, so they are not effectively covering the roof. A roofing company can replace the loose shingles and inspect the rest of the roof while they are there. 

Often this will only start to be a problem as the roof reaches the end of its lifetime, so once this starts to be a problem, you may need to consider replacing the roof entirely. The roofing company can give you an estimate for the work while they are making the other repairs for you.

Tree Limbs And Damage

Tree branches or limbs hanging over your house can help keep the sun off, but the branches can also cause damage to the roof of your home. If the branches are close to the roof, wind moving them can cause them to contact the surface of the shingles, and over time they can rub the coating off, reducing the effectiveness of the shingle. 

The roofing services company you are working with will not remove the branches in most cases, but a tree trimming company can cut them back, and then the roofer can inspect and replace any damaged shingles. 

For more information, contact a roofing service.