Many Miami roofers have responded to homeowners needing extensive roof repair but who never invested time or money in routine roofing maintenance. Before your home’s roof becomes an expensive re-roofing project, consider these four tips to save money and time.

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4 Helpful Roof Maintenance Tips

1. Choose Metal for Your New Roof

Miami’s harsh sun and pounding rains are legendary. If you plan to be in your home at least two decades, consider investing in metal roofing expertly installed by a local roofing contractor. You will save money in the long run. Selecting a strong, durable metal roof will also save many hours of labor. It is nearly maintenance-free and will help lower your cooling costs.

2. Get Annual Inspections for Your  Old Roof

A typical Miami roofer gets hundreds of residential repair and replacement calls in a year, but far fewer inspection and maintenance calls. You can save yourself a lot of money and significant time by treating your home’s roof the same way commercial building owners treat theirs. They invest in annual inspection and maintenance plans to avoid expensive re-roofing.

A conscientious Miami roofer will check the integrity of your roof deck, look for signs of water infiltration, inspect flashing and assess the condition of your roofing material (shingles, tiles or metal). Small repairs can be made on the spot. More extensive work can be scheduled to keep the small roof repair from turning into a huge expense.

3. Clean Your Roof’s Gutters

Most Miami homeowners do not consider their homes guttering system to be part of the roof. But it is. It takes all the water running off the roof, and escorts it safely away from your home.

Regularly cleaning your roof’s gutters saves time and money by preventing:

  • Foundation repairs
  • Roofing repairs
  • Water infiltration
  • Ruined exteriors
  • Soggy landscaping

4. Consider Cleaning Your Roof

Many Miami-area roofs, residential or commercial, will benefit from periodic cleaning. On residential roofs, this simple process can remove moss and algae, restore color, and improve reflectivity to lower your cooling bill. A clean roof adds curb value, too. Homeowners are never advised to climb onto their roofs. Get a professional roofing contractor to do the job and avoid mishaps. Roof cleaning is fast and affordable and can add years of useful life to any residential roof.

Request a Quote for Roofing Services in Miami

For expert residential roofing services, call the professionals at A-1 Property Services at 786-386-1149, your customer friendly Miami roofing company. We can help save you time and money on your home’s roof. We also offer new installations, repairs and roof replacement in Miami and the surrounding areas. You may also request a free consultation or contact us online with any questions.