Roofing *

Your roof requires periodic maintenance to protect your home from water entry.

Care and Maintenance Tips General Maintenance

  • All roofing, flashing, roof vents and exhaust fans should be checked twice a year by a professional roofing contractor in order to maintain a good watertight condition.
  • The shingles on your roof do not require any treatment or sealer, but occasionally they can be displaced by extreme weather or traffic on your roof.
  • Tree branches that hang over your roof should be cut down. Branches can fall and damage your roof, scratch and remove shingles, and drop leaves into eaves that retain moisture and cause rotting of wooden sheathing and trusses beneath shingles.

Things to Avoid

  • Excessive traffic (walking) on the roof can cause damage. The less activity your roof experiences, the less likely it is that problems will occur.
  • Always hire a professional, licensed roofing contractor when performing maintenance on the roof.
  • Carefully monitor the work of any contractor you hire to install television or radio antennas or satellite dishes. A careless job can cause damage to shingles and roof vents and result in serious leaks.

* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.