As Roseville’s most trusted residential roofers, our team at J&J Roofing is committed to helping Macomb County homeowners protect their investments. Your roof system is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, which is why it’s important to keep it maintained.

Regular roof maintenance is essential to making sure your roof and property are protected, but it can be difficult to know where to begin. In this post, we’re sharing everything you need to know to maintain your residential roof. Contact J&J Roofing to schedule your seasonal roof maintenance or get a convenient online consultation today.

Asphalt Roof Basics

Across the board, asphalt is the most commonly used choice of roofing materials for residential roofs in the United States. Asphalt is versatile enough for almost any residential architectural design and durable enough to stand up to the elements.

Over time, a number of factors can cause minor roof damage:

  • Changes in humidity
  • Debris
  • Sunlight
  • Wind
  • Rain
  • Hail
  • Snow

Seasonal roof maintenance and addressing any minor roof problems right away by conducting regular roof repairs will extend the life of your roof. Residential roof maintenance begins with routinely clearing your gutters and roof of any debris.

Be sure to remove any leaves and debris from your gutters before flushing them with water to be sure they’re completely free of clogs. Consider installing gutter covers to keep debris out in the future, and watch for damaged roof shingles, flashing, gutters, and downspouts while clearing away debris.

If you have large trees near your home, hire a tree trimming contractor to remove any branches that could potentially damage your roof. Next, contact a professional residential roofer to inspect your roof for any damage that arose over the winter months or after a strong storm.

Between inspections, watch for any of these signs that your roof could have damage:

  • Ice dams
  • Damaged or missing shingles
  • Water leaks
  • Poor attic insulation
  • Damaged flashing
  • Roof buckling or warping

Call a Macomb County Residential Roofer

To stay on top of your roof health, call J&J Roofing at 586-445-6455 or contact us online to schedule your consultation or roof inspection and keep our number handy for emergencies. We offer convenient financing options to make replacing your roof easier than ever. Stop by our online portfolio and check out our reviews to find out why Michigan homeowners love our friendly, knowledgeable service. We can’t wait to add you to our long list of satisfied customers.