Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!
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Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!

You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.

Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!

EPDM Roof: Here Are Maintenance Practices Professionals Use To Extend Its Life

Brian Riley

Like many roofing systems, with proper maintenance, your rubber roof will last long. While the level of care for such roofs is minimal, you should leave this task to a professional roofer as they know the products to use to prevent damage. In addition, they'll inspect for minor roof damages and make repairs where necessary. That said, if it is your first hiring a roofing contractor, here are things they will do to improve the longevity of your rubber roof.

They'll Clean Your Rubber Roof

When you schedule professional roof cleaning, your professional will start by removing debris from your roof. They'll then clean the roof using cleaning products designed for rubber roofs. During the cleaning process, your roofer will also unblock the drains. Once your rubber roof is clean, they'll inspect and address warning signs of punctures or wear and tear. 

They'll Inspect For Any Irregularities

During roof maintenance, one of the things your roofer will check is irregularities on your roof. For instance, if they notice water pooling, it indicates a low area on your roof. They will also pay attention to the sign of blisters or punctures. If they spot any of these issues, they'll address them immediately and prevent water leaks when it rains.

They'll Trim The Trees Near Your Home

If you have trees growing close to your home with a rubber roof, ensure that the branches don't extend over your roof. If it does, speak to an arborist to help you trim them. When you fail to do this and experience a storm, the tree branches will fall on the roof and cause immense damage. This will also lead to the buildup of leaves that will block your drain and cause moss growth if you don't clean it in time.

They'll Check And Address Any Underlying Causes Of Roof Leaks

Roof maintenance is a great way to check and address the potential causes of roof leaks. So, when you schedule a roof inspection, your roofer will check for signs of damage that may eventually lead to leaks. Among the areas they'll check for damage is your roof flashing. They'll also inspect whether your roof has blistering due to moisture buildup.  

EPDM roofs can withstand harsh climatic conditions, but this doesn't mean they're not susceptible to damage. When you undertake regular roof maintenance, your roofing contractor can help you catch and address minor roof problems to ensure you don't have to deal with costly repairs down the road. 

For more information, contact a local roofing contractor