Three Tips To Help You With Maintenance And Repairs To Synthetic Roofing Materials

Posted on: 12 August 2015

Today, there are many different roofing materials available. Not all roofing materials are made from common asphalt products, and these synthetic materials have specific needs when it comes to maintenance and repairs to your roof. You may need to clean the materials regularly, as well as check for damage and defects. Here are some tips to help you with the repairs and maintenance to your roofing:

1. Keeping Debris Out Of The Cracks To Reduce Damage

Even with synthetic roofing materials, organic debris can be a problem when it gets beneath roofing and comes in contact with wood decking. To prevent this, it is important to keep your roof clean. When you have synthetic roofing installed, you can also use a synthetic moisture barrier instead of asphalt felt paper. Using these materials will help to prevent debris from getting beneath the roofing and causing moisture problems on roof decking.

2. Treatments To Reduce UV Damage On Certain Roofing Materials

Many synthetic roofing materials can be damaged when exposed to UV radiation. Some of the materials that can be damaged include materials that have plastics and recycled rubber. To protect these materials, you can clean them with products that also include UV protection. This will help reduce problems with fading and deterioration of materials that have extensive sunlight exposure. There are also some UV protective roof coatings that may be used to protect your roof. This is something that you will want to do regularly, especially during summer months when there is more UV exposure due to longer daylight hours.

3. Repairing Loose Roofing Materials On Your Roof

Repairing loose roofing materials may be a repair that you need to do to your roof. Removing and replacing loose shingles can be something that you may need to do because of things like storm damage. The process of replacing these materials is the same as with asphalt shingles. You will need to use a flat bar to remove roofing, and then replace the shingles. For the replacement of some materials, you may need to use clips to fasten the repairs because synthetic slate materials  cannot be fastened with nails when doing repairs.

These are some tips to help you with the maintenance and repairs your synthetic roof will need. If you need help with the installation can repairs of roofing, contact a roofing contractor to get help you need caring for your roof. 

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