How To Get The Most Out of Your Roof

Everyone agrees that having a good roof is essential for any residential or business building. It will keep out the weather while providing protection of the building’s contents. Snow, sleet, strong wind and severe heat can damage a roof if proper maintenance and small repairs are not taken care of on a regular basis.

How to Avoid Roof Repairs

The basic foundation of any good roof is the installation. Being sure that you have a good grade of shingles, or other type of roofing material, and a good roofing contractor will assure that you have a top rated roof with both material and contractor warranties.

Many people do not give a great deal of thought to their roof on a day to day basis. However, there are things that you should know about roofs that could cause significant damage if not taken care of.

These include:


Overhanging tree limbs
While shade trees are nice to have, when their limbs rub across a roof they can damage the existing roof’s surface. Always be sure there are no tree limbs hanging over your building.

Standing water
When water is standing anywhere on your roof there is a problem. This can be from damage on the underlying structure, improper water drainage or a number of other things. Backed up water can cause mold and other roofing problems.

Roofing material damage
Regardless of the type of roofing material you have, heavy winds and storms can cause sealing and flashing damage. Many times, there will be water damage in the attic caused by a damaged shingle or loose flashing.

Membrane shrinkage
A membrane is placed under a roof to obtain a good seal. Unfortunately, if the covering shingles are not placed correctly or become loose, this membrane can shrink. This causes cracks, splitting and damage to the shingles requiring them to be replaced.

Regular Maintenance

Having a regular maintenance program with a well-known roofer means that you will not have to worry about your roof. Roofing experts are able to determine any potential damage and make immediate repairs. This will often add years to your roof and eliminate serious problems before they occur.


A good roofing contractor will:

• Provide a regular inspection/maintenance program

• Be reasonably priced

• Have highly qualified roofing inspectors

• Be able to explain any problems clearly

• Keep minor problems from developing into big ones

• Extend the life of your roof

• Clean the gutters 

• Check all flashings and vents

• Make repairs as needed

Everyone is aware of the importance of having a roof that is energy efficient and storm proof. This makes it essential to not only have a good roof but also one that is properly maintained. Over the past few years, a number of different types of roofs have emerged and they are not inexpensive. This means that roof management has reached a very important place in building technology and proper maintenance is needed to obtain the maximum of return on your investment.

Proper roof maintenance can extend the life of your roof by taking care of small problems before they develop into large and expensive ones. At Capital Roofing, we are prepared to offer one of the best maintenance programs in the business. Give us a call today at 866-784-5300 or fill out the online form at and learn more about how we can help you prolong the life of your roof.