Roof Maintenance

If you want to ensure that your roof is in good shape, Smith & Sons Roofing Contractors can provide the assistance you need. We offer a variety of services for roof maintenance and repair. We also offer FAQs relating to roof maintenance so that our customers know exactly what we do and how often they should have their roofs inspected.



Roof Maintenance

Roof maintenance in Selby

Roof maintenance is a process that involves inspecting your roof for any visible problems, checking the roof for any loose or missing shingles and cleaning it. We also remove moss from roofing shingles to make sure they are in good condition.

Benefits of regular roof maintenance

There are many benefits to regularly maintaining roofs, such as prolonging their life span, preventing more costly repairs down the road and avoiding potentially dangerous situations around your home.

Regular inspections will ensure you spot potential issues early on so that we can fix them before a problem occurs. If there is no damage present, we can perform preventative measures to keep the issue from happening!

One of our most essential services is securing your property by ensuring gutters are clean and water is draining correctly. We also seal the roofing membrane from any potential leaks that cause your home to incur damages over time!

When is roof maintenance not advised?

The only time we advise against roof maintenance is when leaks, stains, or other visible damage occurs. If you spot any of these problems, we urge customers to contact us immediately to ensure the safety of your home!

Our roof maintenance process

Inspecting roofs for any visible problems

The first step involves inspecting your roof for any visual problems. We will make sure that there are no loose or missing shingles, and we can repair small cracks in the exterior of your home if needed.

Checking the roof for any loose or missing shingles

When inspecting a roof, we always check to ensure that all shingle tabs and seams fit together snugly without gaps where water could seep into homes and cause damage.

Gutter cleaning and repair, replacement or installation if needed

The gutters should also be checked for debris build-up, which may affect optimal water flow away from your property, so it is essential to keep them clean! If you see anything wrong with guttering, such as leaks or holes, they need to be repaired.

Moss removal from roofing shingles

Moss can cause damage to roofs because it holds moisture which promotes rotting, algae growth and rust on metal components of the roof, so it should permanently be removed when found even if there is no visible harm done yet. This process involves applying a unique solution that kills moss through its root system not to grow back again; then, we wait for 24 hours before removing the dead vegetation with power tools or by hand, depending upon where they are located.

Roof cleaning

A professional pressure washer using warm water (no more than 150 degrees) at low psi levels cleans away dirt and makes sure mould spores do not become airborne during the cleaning process.


What do you inspect?

During our inspection, we look for any signs of moisture damage, rusting or corrosion, as well as compromised tiles.

How often should I have my roof inspected?

We recommend you schedule inspections every 12-18 months depending upon location and weather conditions to ensure your home’s safety from a potentially hazardous situation.

How do I prolong the life of my roof?

Through regular maintenance and inspections, you can prolong the life of your roof.

How do you maintain a roof?

We inspect your roof for loose or missing shingles, check the roof pitch to ensure proper drainage and clean moss off of your shingles.

How often should I clean my chimney?

It is recommended that you have this done every two years by a professional cleaner who uses non-toxic soaps to dissolve residue build-up. This process is also suitable for preventing creosote build-up, which can be extremely dangerous if left unattended.