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5 Tips for Maintaining an Asphalt Shingle Roof

5 Tips for Maintaining An Asphalt Shingle Roof

At Roof Right, a Maryland roofing company, we often get asked the question, how can I preserve the lifespan of my roof? In this video Craig Mott, the general manager of Roof Right provides you with 5 helpful tips for maintaining an asphalt shingle roof, and provides you with some suggestions in the event that you need to work with a roofing company. 

Official Transcript: 5 Tips for Maintaining an Asphalt Shingle Roof

Hi, I’m Craig Mott, general manager at Roof Right, a BBB accredited roofing contractor serving Maryland homeowners. We are committed to customer satisfaction. With regular upkeep your roof will last longer, you’ll save money. Not all roofing is the same though Maryland homes typically have asphalt shingles or slate. Here are five tips for maintaining an asphalt roof.

Keep the roof clear of debris – Regular cleaning is the most simple and important thing you can do. Keep skylights, corners, shingles clear of sticks, leaves, branches, or other debris. 

Trim Trees and Plants Back – Trees growing too close can scratch or damage shingles. To reduce your risk of damage from large debris don’t let branches hang over your roof.

Clean Gutters Regularly – Gutter buildup can cause plant growth or clogs that contribute to water damage. Keep gutters clear of debris to ensure they drain properly and consider hiring professionals like Roof Right to also inspect them for damage. 

Check for Damage After a Storm – Heavy winds and hail can cause damage to your roof. After a storm grab some binoculars or just take a walk outside. If you notice damage like missing or broken shingles contact your insurance company because repairs may be covered and hire a professional to take care of the work.

Contact a Professional for Regular Inspections – Have a professional inspect your roof yearly to check for problems you might not see. Always hire a professional because it’s cost-effective and safer.  Making repairs yourself can be dangerous and could cause more problems later. When it’s time to hire a contractor check how long they’ve been in business. Inquire about their warranties and ensure they have a strong reputation and positive reviews. Most roofing professionals provide estimates for free so don’t hesitate to reach out.

If you need a professional to provide a free estimate, perform routine maintenance, or get started on some repair work visit roofright.com or 877-RR-TOUGH.  

Need Help Maintaining an Asphalt Shingle Roof? Contact Roof Right!

At Roof Right, we are a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating dedicated to serving homeowners throughout Maryland with the very best in roofing services. We are a locally owned and operated residential roofing contractor based in Hampstead, Maryland. We service Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, and Montgomery County. We provide service for all types of residential roofing repairs. Roof Right also offers insulation, gutters, windows, doors, siding, and decks. In addition to our excellent roof repairs, we also provide commercial roofing services. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with us!