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1. Semi-Annual Roof Inspections

Schedule roof inspections with RENCO Roofing twice a year, ideally in the spring and fall. Inspections detect potential issues before they worsen, especially before the summer sun or monsoon season in Arizona. Consider scheduling an inspection after severe weather events to assess any damage.

During these inspections, a qualified RENCO professional will assess the condition of your roof, checking for signs of damage, debris buildup, and potential hazards. Addressing any issues promptly can prevent them from escalating into an expensive repair or replacement.

2. Annual Shingle Examination

broken roof shingles

Perform a thorough examination of your shingles at least once a year. Look for signs of wear and tear, such as missing, damaged, curled, or buckled shingles. Check for areas with moss or algae growth, as these can indicate underlying moisture issues that can lead to mold.

Schedule this examination in conjunction with your annual roof inspection for comprehensive maintenance. Replacing any faulty shingles will prevent water infiltration and protect the integrity of your roof structure.

3. Regular Tree Trimming

palm tree trimming

Schedule tree trimming sessions at least once a year, preferably in the late winter or early spring. Trim back branches that overhang your roof, aiming to maintain a clearance of at least six feet. Remove any limbs that pose a risk of falling onto your home during storms or high winds.

Regular tree trimming prevents branches from damaging your roof and reduces the risk of debris buildup. By keeping trees in check, you can protect your roof and extend its lifespan.

4. Periodic Pipe & Vent Sealing

pipe and vent sealing

If you have a shingle roof, check that seams are sealed every five to seven years to maintain their integrity. If the sealant has been spray-painted to block UV rays, resealing may be necessary every seven to 10 years. If you have a foam roof, it may need to be re-coated every five to 10 years. Tile roofs typically do not require sealing

Schedule sealing or re-coatings based on your roof type and RENCO’s recommendations. Regular maintenance of seals and coatings protects against water infiltration and pests that may build shelter in your roof in the summer months.

5. Routine Cleanliness Checks

gutter cleaning

Clean your gutters and remove debris from your roof at least twice a year, ideally in the spring and fall. However, depending on your location and the surrounding vegetation, you may need to clean your gutters more frequently to prevent clogs and create proper drainage.

Inspect your flat roof for debris buildup regularly, as debris may not be visible from the ground. Clear away any debris to prevent water pooling and potential structural damage. Schedule foam roof recoating every five to 10 years, depending on your roof warranty and RENCO’s recommendations.

6. Interior Roof Inspection

interior roof inspection

Inspect the interior of your roof at least once a year, ideally during your semi-annual roof inspections. Check your attic for signs of water stains, wet insulation, or mold growth, as these can indicate potential leaks or ventilation issues.

Inspect ceilings on lower levels for cracks, water stains, or sagging, which may indicate structural stress or water damage. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage and keep your home safe.

roof maintenance

By incorporating these specific maintenance tasks into your schedule, your roof will remain in top condition and your home will stay protected. Regular inspections, cleaning, and sealing are priorities for preventing damage and extending the lifespan of your roof. Schedule these tasks accordingly to maintain the integrity of your roof and enjoy peace of mind knowing your home is well-maintained.

With these guidelines, you can effectively protect your home against the harsh Arizona sunshine and monsoons for the long-term durability of your roof. Contact RENCO Roofing for all of your roof maintenance tasks. Our experienced team is here to help you keep your roof in optimal condition year-round.