Roof Maintenance

Flat And Shingle Roof

Your roof is one of, if not THE most important component of your home. Many people think that once your roof is installed, it is SET IT and FORGET IT. But this is NEVER the case! All roofing requires maintenance. Roofing maintenance is often overlooked because of the nature of roofing, it is not seen – out of sight out of mind.

We place all our customers on a schedule to get a call when their roof maintenance is due. Overlooking roof maintenance can turn a 20 or 30 year roof, to a 5-8 year roof!!
Read on for the various maintenance required for your roof type.

Stephen Hayes
Stephen Hayes
2024-05-14
Great experience with Umbrella Roof! Ed was very knowledgeable and pointed out several improvement opportunities that other roofers didn't. Communication was great, lots of photos provided through every step of the process. Crew was awesome and got our new roof installed within a day. Our new roof looks great and we look forward to working with Umbrella Roof on a siding project in the future.
Abby Durnil
Abby Durnil
2024-05-02
These guys were really great, they did a whole new roof, they started @ 7:30 & were done @ 1:45. Professional & when they did the quote Ed explained in detail everything that needed 2 b done. Thnx! 👍
Ervis Elezaj
Ervis Elezaj
2024-04-30
This is a great company for your roofing and gutters needs. They took their time and they were very patient to make sure that the job was done right and in the end, it came out perfect. Melvin was the best and it is a valuable asset for this company. He made sure that the job was made completely to our satisfaction.
Chingiz
Chingiz
2024-04-29
A very reliable roofer with great customer service!
Dawnmarie Fraser
Dawnmarie Fraser
2024-04-26
I had a great experience with Umbrella Roofing from start to finish. Great customer service to start with. Jess was extremely courteous and knowledgeable with estimates and scheduling the work. The day work was done, the workers were punctual and pleasant. They finished the roof fairly quickly and cleaned everything up thoroughly. No mess left at all. I would highly recommend Umbrella Roofing for any roofing needs. 5 star company
Maria Mcdevitt
Maria Mcdevitt
2024-04-26
Umbrella roofing was wonderful to work with.I asked so many questions and they were so patient with me to make sure I had all the answers I needed. Highly recommend

Flat Roof Maintenance

Umbrella Roof proceeds with maintenance as required by the manufacturer. We use only GAF and Firestone roofing materials as the industry leader in flat rubber roofing material. This material call for a silver coating every 3 years for smooth rubber. Along with roof cement to all edges and penetrations at the same time. Additionally, granulated roofing materials do not call for silver coat but still need to have edges and penetrations cemented every three years. The roofs are also cleaned and cleared of debris. If any issues seem to be occuring on the roof, such as ponding, this is a great time to address these issues so they do not become more serious.

Shingle Roof Maintenance

Shingle Roofing requires less maintenance as they are pitched to have water drain off the roof much more successfully. However, edges and penetrations in need of roof cement may be applied every 3-5 years along with gutter cleaning and clearing of any debris.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s recommended to inspect your roof at least twice a year, typically in the spring and fall. Additionally, after severe weather events, such as storms or heavy snow, a prompt inspection is advisable.

During a roof inspection, look for signs of damage, such as missing or damaged shingles, leaks, sagging areas, and debris accumulation. Check the flashing around vents, chimneys, and skylights. Inspect the gutters and downspouts for clogs.

While you can perform a basic visual inspection yourself, it’s advisable to have a professional roofing contractor conduct a more thorough inspection periodically. Professionals can identify potential issues that may not be immediately visible and provide expert recommendations.

To protect your roof during winter, keep gutters clean to prevent ice dams, trim overhanging branches to avoid heavy snow accumulation, and ensure proper attic insulation and ventilation to prevent ice dam formation. Promptly remove snow if it accumulates.

Gutters play a crucial role in directing water away from the roof and foundation. Regular gutter maintenance, including cleaning and repairs, helps prevent water damage, leaks, and ice dams. Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow and potential roof issues.

Regular maintenance is key to extending the lifespan of your roof. Keep the roof clean, address repairs promptly, ensure proper attic ventilation, and trim overhanging branches. Professional inspections and maintenance can also help identify and address issues early.

If your roof has extensive damage, is nearing the end of its expected lifespan, or has frequent and costly repairs, it may be more cost-effective to consider roof replacement. Consult with a roofing professional to assess the condition of your roof and determine the best course of action.

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