Posted on: 20 December 2022
One of the main functions of a roof is to keep water and moisture out of your home. So, in a way, if you live in a wet climate, your roof will have to work even harder than usual. It may also experience more wear and tear than usual. With proper maintenance, though, a roof can continue doing a good job of keeping your home safe and dry, even in a wet climate. Here's what that maintenance should involve.
Frequent Gutter Cleaning
Gutter cleaning is important in any climate, but especially in a wet climate. If your gutters are clogged and it is raining a lot, your roof will stay much wetter than it should, which can mean a lot more wear and tear than usual. Clogged gutters also allow water to drizzle down your siding, which could stain and damage the siding. In a wet climate, you will want to clean your gutters more often. Try doing it once a season, and if you're finding a lot of gunk each time you clean, consider increasing that to once a month.
Moss loves to grow on roofs that stay moist or are frequently moist. This is something to be especially concerned about if your roof is under the shade of a tree or another building. Once moss starts to grow, it will quickly cause your shingles to deteriorate. So, either you or a roofer should spray the roof with herbicides periodically. Make sure it is a herbicide that is specifically recommended for use against moss; not all herbicides work on moss.
Nail Pop Repair
Nail pops are when a roofing nail rises out of the shingles and roof deck a little. It may stick up a quarter or half an inch. In a more moderate climate, a few of these are not a huge deal. But in a wet climate, water can start seeping in around the popped nails. A little water here and there, over time, can cause the roof deck to start rotting or growing mold. So, you'll want to have a roofer come repair all popped nails — probably every couple of years. If they find a lot, they may want to come back more often in the future.
In a wet climate, you need to take better care of your roof. Follow the maintenance tips above, and your roof will be better able to take care of you. Speak to a roof maintenance service to learn more.Share