You may think that your shingle roof doesn’t require any maintenance once it’s installed. However, if you want the longest lifespan for your roof, you want to take good care of it. Asphalt is a great, sturdy material to use for roofing shingles, but it does require some maintenance. Here is how to care for your asphalt roofing shingles.
It can rain a lot in Maryland, so you should probably clean your asphalt roofing shingles every few years because of the possibility of mold growth. If you notice that your shingles have mold growing on them, you can use a bleach mixture to help. Local stores sell bleach made specific for roofing shingles. You simply spray the mixture onto the shingles, let it settle, and then rinse it off completely.
Another great investment to help prevent mold growth are zinc strips. These strips are put onto the top of the roof at the very peak. This is so that when it does rain, a small amount of zinc is released onto the roof, which creates a protective coating. This is a great way to stop mold growth before it even has a chance to start which can save you a lot of money on future repairs.
Over time, your asphalt roofing shingles are bound to become damaged or broken due to natural wear and tear from the outdoor elements. If you notice any of your shingles are damaged, you want to replace them immediately. One damaged shingle, whether it’s broken or has mold on it, can cause bigger problems later on if left unfixed.
When you get your roof installed, it is a good idea to keep some extra asphalt roofing shingles around just in case. This will come in handy if your shingles do get damaged because you can easily replace them. While it isn’t hard to purchase roofing shingles, it can be difficult to find the exact color and design match that you originally had.
Contact Blair Construction Today for Your Roofing Needs!
For your roof repairs or a brand new roof installed by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn,YouTube, and Houzz.