Your roof is a significant investment that plays a vital role in protecting your home and family. After professional roof installation, the last thing you should do is leave it and forget about it. The fact is – roof maintenance is the key to helping your roof maintain its integrity.

How to Maintain Your Roof’s Integrity

A Trim Job

When trees get too near to a roof, they can cause damage in several ways. This includes damage from rotting or falling tree limbs or the accumulation of leaves, which is unsightly and causes unnecessary stress to the roof.

By trimming away branches or even cutting away trees that are near your roof, you can prevent your roof from being damaged and maintain its integrity.

Keep Your Roof Clean

Cleaning applies not just to the interior of your home but also to the roof. Remove leaves, debris, dust, cobwebs, or whatever clutter that can find its way onto the roof and the gutters. By removing all of these before they become too much, you prevent blockages. There is also less chance of shingles rotting or getting damaged from excessive moisture. 

Roof Inspection

It is also important to routinely inspect your roof’s flashing, joints, and seals. If there is going to be a leak, it is likely due to a problem with these three components. Any loose or dry sealant will not be good; neither are bending or punctures in the roof. 

If you spot any of these problems, it is essential to fix them as soon as possible. Wear and tear will always happen, but it is up to you to keep things in good condition, so you do not have to deal with bigger issues that compromise your roof’s integrity. 

A Good Wash

It is impossible to keep a roof completely clean for the entire year. There could be debris on the roof, algae growth, and other unwanted contaminants that have come to call the roof home. 

By giving your roof a good professional wash, you can get rid of all these external substances before they do real damage. For example, algae will cause shingles to rot, but not if you remove them first. 

Hiring professional roof cleaners like us will also allow our experts to take a closer look at your roof for any warping and moisture, which will need to be dealt with to maintain your roof’s integrity.


Speaking of professional help, make sure to always have an expert roof inspection conducted at least once a year. Our roofing experts can spot issues that you might miss, and in the event that a problem is discovered, we can offer you solutions and fix them as soon as possible. This can be about the warping, the shingles, and anything else that comprises the roof.


Your roof is of paramount importance, and it is never good to only discover problems when it’s too late. You have already spent a significant amount on your new roof installation, so make it worth your while by maintaining it well. By putting these tips into action and getting professional help, you can ensure that your roof’s integrity is maintained for a much longer time. 

Michael Gustafson

Michael Gustafson

Gustafson Roofing is a local, family-owned roofing company that has been serving the Boynton Beach, Florida area since 1948. As one of the most experienced roofing contractors in the region, Gustafson Roofing provides a full range of roofing services, from installation of new roofing systems to repairs and maintenance. They are experts in roof replacements, installing various types of roofs, including asphalt shingle, metal, tile, and flat roofs. In addition to reroofing, the company offers roof leak repairs and inspection services to keep clients’ roofs protected. With over 60 years in business, Gustafson Roofing prides itself on quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.