Consistent checks that are done bi-annually or annually help analyze key challenges with precision. Regularly inspecting your roof will help you to stay on top of any seasonal changes that may have occurred over time, and trace issues that may grow into huge problems in the long run.
These inspections should not be limited to the exterior of your roof but rather should also be extended to its interiors. Some signs include gauging signs of dampness, in the earlier phases that may save troubles in the future.
Opting for a Built-up roofing
The ordinary tar-and-gravel roof is referred to as built-up roofing. It is one of the most often used roofing systems for flat and low-sloped roofs because of its economical costs, easy installation, and easy repair.
Built-up roofing consists of overlaying an asphalt or bitumen base sheet with fabric, which is followed by a protective layer of gravel, mineral granules, or aggregate rock.
The asphalt and surface gravel in a built-up roof has traditionally been black or dark grey. The roof can be converted to a cooler alternative through specific coatings or pigments which can be occasionally applied to an existing asphalt surface.
Selecting the right shingles
Standard asphalt shingles can be substituted on steep-sloped roofs with cool asphalt shingles. Coating wood, polymer, and metal shingles can increase solar reflection.
Shingles are not as reflective as other low-slope cool roof solutions, however, their traditional designs make up for their high demand.
A cool shingle with white granules costs around the same as one with ordinary black asphalt granules.
Regardless of the location or weather, removing debris from the roof beforehand is equally important as repairing it. These objects could include twigs, leaves, and dirt likely to accumulate on the roof.
This debris may accumulate and clog gutters which may cause additional problems to the roofs as well as the drainage system. To reduce the amount of material falling onto your roof, clean your gutters at least twice a year or consider a thorough evaluation bi-annually.