Maintenance tips
Regular roof maintenance will help to increase its lifespan. By following our expert advice, you can prevent specific issues that may pose a problem down the road.

9 tips to maintain your roof

To maintain and perform minor repairs on a roof, here are some steps to follow. Remember, if major work is required, you should seek the help of the professionals at Couvra, so that your roof retains its integrity for years to come.
Regular inspection
Do a visual inspection of your roof at least once a year. If you see damage, leaks or excessive wear, act quickly.
Remove debris, dead leaves and other materials from gutters and downspouts to ensure proper water flow. If possible, remove debris, such as branches, from your roof.
Replace damaged shingles
If you notice cracked, raised, missing or damaged shingles, replace them quickly to avoid water infiltration.
Repair leaks
If you see water leaks inside the house, determine where the leak is coming from and repair it immediately using effective, proven sealing materials.
Seal flashings and joints
Regularly check joints around flashings, chimneys, vents and other roof openings to prevent seepage. If there is any damage, seal it quickly.
Inspect structural elements
Check the condition of structural elements such as rafters, beams and cladding from time to time for signs of damage or rot caused by infiltration.
Check the insulation
Make sure the insulation in the attic is healthy and not wet, which may indicate infiltration or a moisture problem.
Maintain ventilation systems
Inspect your roof’s ventilation systems like the soffit and roof vents. They need to work properly to prevent moisture and heat from accumulating in the attic.
Hire professionals
For complex repairs or more difficult maintenance, talk to the professional roofers at Couvra. They have the insights and experience to do the kind of exceptional work that will ensure the health of your home and well-being of your family.