Roofing systems are expensive, which means you’ll want to be sure to maintain what you have so you can make sure it has the longest possible lifespan.

As adults, we’re all aware of the need to maintain our cars.

If we don’t change the oil or flush the engine fluids, they’re bound to break down much sooner than later. The same type of situation applies to your roof.  If you maintain it, it will continue to do its job (aka, keeping rain, sleet and snow outside of your home). If you neglect it, you could find yourself on the hook for expensive repairs (or in some cases, an entire re-roofing) far sooner than should have been necessary.

Hail and snow and ice, oh my

The cold, winter months may be behind us, but that’s not to say last year’s snow, ice and hail didn’t take a toll on your roof.

When you contact the Parker, Colorado roofing experts at Great Western Roofing, we’ll help schedule an appointment for a contractor help survey for damage. If we see something that needs to be addressed, we’ll provide you a free, no-hassle estimate for the repair. Our company is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Call us now at 720-379-8175 to learn more about our free roof maintenance estimates.

Don’t forget the gutters

A lot of people fail to realize just how important their gutter systems are. If they’re rusted, broken or if they’re falling apart, this could cause tens of thousands of dollars to your home.

Suffice to say, you’ll want to inspect them on a semi-regular basis. Are they filled with leaves, twigs or other types of debris? If so, you’ll want to address that.

Most experts say that gutters should be cleaned once or twice a year. (Once is good, but twice is better.) When the cleaning is complete, you may want to consider trimming back tree overhangs and branches that may have contributed to the debris.

You should also inspect your gutters for holes, loose sections and rust. If you’ve determined you have one or more problems, contact Great Western Roofing today to learn more about our gutter repair services.

Inspecting your shingles and flashing

While you’re cleaning the gutters, be sure to take a close look at your shingles and inspect for signs of damage. If you have damaged, loose, curling or missing shingles, you’ll want to address the issue as quickly as possible.

The same goes for your roof’s flashing (aka, the metal pieces that provide seals and seams around skylights, windows, and points where two or more slopes of your roof meet together.)

If you see signs of rust, or you’ve noticed that some of the pieces are cracked or worn, this should also be repaired ASAP.

Parker, Colorado roofing experts

If you have questions about basic roof maintenance, or you’d like to schedule a time for one of our experienced roofers to help inspect your roof for damage, call us today at 720-379-8175.