OAKLAND — Like your car, your roof is one of your most valuable assets, and as such, it requires ongoing maintenance to reach its maximum life expectancy. However, the type of maintenance needed depends in part upon what type of roof you have. For example, if your home has a flat roof, your biggest concern should be keeping its drainage system clear of debris. Due to a flat roof’s horizontal orientation, a clogged drain can lead to issues with standing water, such as leaks. Worse still, in extreme cases, the weight of standing water can result in a total collapse of the roof.
If you have a sloped roof, keep an eye on the condition of its shingles. Read more