Roof Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

While not every homeowner is an expert when it comes to roofing, there are easy ways to help maintain the life of any residential roof. Here is a look at the proper measures every homeowner can take to maintain the life of their roofs.

Seasonal Inspections

Inspections can be done visually or by actually walking around on the roof. Be sure to check that all the materials on the roof are fastened securely. Look out for any loose flashing, shingles, nails or screws. Inspections can also extend to hiring a professional roofer to take a look around every year or so. Don’t wait until there is a hole in your roof to call a roofing contractor.

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Clean gutters

It is a good idea to use a hose to pour water into the gutter every now and then. This eliminates any leftover debris and it will also let you know if there are any clogs in the downspout. If the water does not drain properly, use a snake to clear the clog or contact a roofer. A backed up gutter can cause a variety of problems.

Stay away from power washing

Over the seasons, weather can cause algae and moss to grow on parts of a roof. The common solution would be to power wash that algae and moss away. However, the life of a roof is decreased with power washing. This method will actually wash some of your roof away, even parts that have not sustained any damage. There are specially made chemicals and DIY solutions that can be used in place of a damaging pressure cleaner.

Do not paint

Painting shingles may seem like a feasible solution when those shingles begin to show signs of wear. But adding paint on top of shingles will cause them to crack and wear down much quicker. If the shingles look that bad, then it may be time to consider roof replacement.

Check the humidity

Excessive humidity can cause quite a bit of damage to a roof as it provides an ideal place for mold to grow. Regularly checking the functionality of any fans and vents is recommended, particularly in the summer, or for people living in warmer climates. Proper ventilation in the interior is just as important as durability is to the exterior of the roof.

Preventative maintenance can always be done by the team of professionals at Rose Roofing. When you are looking for the best roofing contractor Charlotte, NC has to offer, look no further than Rose Roofing. Roof repair and roof replacement is available for all types of residential roofing.

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    My family has been using Larry Rose Roofing since 2008. He has done reroofs and repairs on several residential buildings for us. Most recently his team reroofed a detached garage for me.As always the work was well done and complete. Site was cleaned and all debris removed.

    My family has been using Larry Rose Roofing since 2008. He has done reroofs and repairs on several residential buildings for us. Most recently his team reroofed a detached garage for me.As always the work was well done and complete. Site was cleaned and all debris removed.

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    They did a great job I couldn't be happier They finished fast and left our property spotless I highly recommend them

    They did a great job I couldn't be happier They finished fast and left our property spotless I highly recommend them

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    Mr Rose came out the next day when I emailed him of our leak. He replace 4 pipe collars when he came for 275. He is so professional and honest. He put our roof on 15 years ago.. I just cannot sing his praises enough if you have any roof issues you need to call him.

    Mr Rose came out the next day when I emailed him of our leak. He replace 4 pipe collars when he came for 275. He is so professional and honest. He put our roof on 15 years ago.. I just cannot sing his praises enough if you have any roof issues you need to call him.

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    Rose Roofing was very quick to respond to and diagnose a leak we had in our roof. I will certainly contact them for any roofing needs in the future.

    Rose Roofing was very quick to respond to and diagnose a leak we had in our roof. I will certainly contact them for any roofing needs in the future.

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    Larry did a great job at a fair price. Did my entire roof in one day. Has his own outstanding crew. He does not subcontract out the work. He was here and participated the entire day. Most companies have sales people you never see again. Larry is a hands on professional.

    Larry did a great job at a fair price. Did my entire roof in one day. Has his own outstanding crew. He does not subcontract out the work. He was here and participated the entire day. Most companies have sales people you never see again. Larry is a hands on professional.

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    I am giving a recommendation for Rose Roofing. The owner, Larry, who was personable and knowledgeable, was involved in the entire process from start to finish. He inspected our roof the same day that he was called and gave us a very fair price for the replacement. The day of the roof replacement arrived and Larry and his crew of two other men completed the job that same day because it was getting dark, they had to come back early the next morning to finish the cleanup but that did not bother us at all and they did an immaculate job of ensuring that the debris and nails were disposed of. I was pleasantly surprised and delighted that Larry himself was working alongside the others. This reassured me that he was dedicated to ensuring our roof replacement was completed accurately and on time. Thank you, Larry and the Rose Roofing crew, for our new roof

    I am giving a recommendation for Rose Roofing. The owner, Larry, who was personable and knowledgeable, was involved in the entire process from start to finish. He inspected our roof the same day that he was called and gave us a very fair price for the replacement. The day of the roof replacement arrived and Larry and his crew of two other men completed the job that same day because it was getting dark, they had to come back early the next morning to finish the cleanup but that did not bother us at all and they did an immaculate job of ensuring that the debris and nails were disposed of. I was pleasantly surprised and delighted that Larry himself was working alongside the others. This reassured me that he was dedicated to ensuring our roof replacement was completed accurately and on time. Thank you, Larry and the Rose Roofing crew, for our new roof

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    I am giving a recommendation for Rose Roofing. The owner, Larry, who was personable and knowledgeable, was involved in the entire process from start to finish. He inspected our roof the same day that he was called and gave us a very fair price for the replacement.The day of the roof replacement arrived and Larry and his crew of two other men completed the job that same day because it was getting dark, they had to come back early the next morning to finish the cleanup but that did not bother us at all and they did an immaculate job of ensuring that the debris and nails were disposed of. I was pleasantly surprised and delighted that Larry himself was working alongside the others. This reassured me that he was dedicated to ensuring our roof replacement was completed accurately and on time.Thank you, Larry and the Rose Roofing crew, for our new roof

    I am giving a recommendation for Rose Roofing. The owner, Larry, who was personable and knowledgeable, was involved in the entire process from start to finish. He inspected our roof the same day that he was called and gave us a very fair price for the replacement.The day of the roof replacement arrived and Larry and his crew of two other men completed the job that same day because it was getting dark, they had to come back early the next morning to finish the cleanup but that did not bother us at all and they did an immaculate job of ensuring that the debris and nails were disposed of. I was pleasantly surprised and delighted that Larry himself was working alongside the others. This reassured me that he was dedicated to ensuring our roof replacement was completed accurately and on time.Thank you, Larry and the Rose Roofing crew, for our new roof

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    Rose Roofing takes pride in their trade. Responds time was phenomenal. Larry the owner himself came out as promised next day. He took his time to explain me what he was doing and educated me along the way on why roof maintenance is so important. He made be feel like he truly cares. Thank you Larry

    Rose Roofing takes pride in their trade. Responds time was phenomenal. Larry the owner himself came out as promised next day. He took his time to explain me what he was doing and educated me along the way on why roof maintenance is so important. He made be feel like he truly cares. Thank you Larry

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    Rose Roofing completed a great job on my roof. It has been ever a year and roof is still looking great. I recommend this service to anyone who need repairs done. Great guys hands down and professional service.

    Rose Roofing completed a great job on my roof. It has been ever a year and roof is still looking great. I recommend this service to anyone who need repairs done. Great guys hands down and professional service.

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    Rose Roofing completed a great job on my roof. It has been ever a year and roof is still looking great. I recommend this service to anyone who need repairs done. Great guys hands down and professional service.

    Rose Roofing completed a great job on my roof. It has been ever a year and roof is still looking great. I recommend this service to anyone who need repairs done. Great guys hands down and professional service.

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    Rose Roofing completed a great job on my roof. It has been ever a year and roof is still looking great. I recommend this service to anyone who need repairs done. Great guys hands down and professional service.

    Rose Roofing completed a great job on my roof. It has been ever a year and roof is still looking great. I recommend this service to anyone who need repairs done. Great guys hands down and professional service.

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    Had some roof damage and needed the roof replaced. I begin the process of looking for a roofing company. We had several people come out and give us estimates. Larry from Rose Roofing came out, on time, that was impressive. He assessed the damage and gave us our options. It was refreshing to talk to someone who knew what he was doing and I didn't feel like he was trying so sell me something. When we scheduled the work to be done, he said they would be on the job at 730 AM. I was amazed when he and his crew were in my driveway early and ready to get started. Larry was there the whole time. They did an awesome job and cleaned up perfectly. Larry made the whole process easy, smooth and painless. I just kept thinking this is what the good ol' days used to be like. I personally would recommend him without hesitation. Great job Larry and crew

    Had some roof damage and needed the roof replaced. I begin the process of looking for a roofing company. We had several people come out and give us estimates. Larry from Rose Roofing came out, on time, that was impressive. He assessed the damage and gave us our options. It was refreshing to talk to someone who knew what he was doing and I didn't feel like he was trying so sell me something. When we scheduled the work to be done, he said they would be on the job at 730 AM. I was amazed when he and his crew were in my driveway early and ready to get started. Larry was there the whole time. They did an awesome job and cleaned up perfectly. Larry made the whole process easy, smooth and painless. I just kept thinking this is what the good ol' days used to be like. I personally would recommend him without hesitation. Great job Larry and crew

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    I'm so sorry that I haven't left a review before now but I would like to share my opinion about the company rose roofing. The owner Larry is such a nice guy and straight up person and him and his crew works so hard and does such a Great job... They do not take much of a break for lunch. Their too busy wanting to get the job done and I will say just once again a fantastic job. Thank you Larry and to rose roofings crew.

    I'm so sorry that I haven't left a review before now but I would like to share my opinion about the company rose roofing. The owner Larry is such a nice guy and straight up person and him and his crew works so hard and does such a Great job... They do not take much of a break for lunch. Their too busy wanting to get the job done and I will say just once again a fantastic job. Thank you Larry and to rose roofings crew.

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    Had a minor roof problem, called yesterday, Larry was kind enough to come by today and fix it. Problem solved. Thanks so much

    Had a minor roof problem, called yesterday, Larry was kind enough to come by today and fix it. Problem solved. Thanks so much

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    Rose Roofing was one of the best company I have work with in Charlotte they were on time know what they were talking about did not try to sell something I did not need would recommend for anyone who need roof work or even just have questions

    Rose Roofing was one of the best company I have work with in Charlotte they were on time know what they were talking about did not try to sell something I did not need would recommend for anyone who need roof work or even just have questions

    Rose Roofing

    7221 Lea Wood Lane
    Mint Hill, NC 28227

    Phone: (704) 312-7488

    Office Hours:
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