Numerous Calgary AB homeowners find maintenance and inspection needs troublesome and confusing. It’s easy to say that you only need roofing repair and replacement services once your roof suffers from major damages. Truthfully, repairs and replacement services can give you a well-performing roof but at an extremely ceiling-level cost due to the materials and labor involved.

With roofing maintenance and inspections, you can extend your roof’s lifespan and remove all minor problems before they evolve to new heights. In our experience as Calgary AB’s most dependable roofer, the majority of roof problems exist because homeowners neglected them, leaving them no professional sets of eyes to observe and report the damages a prior storm or winter had caused.

Roofing damages often begin small and never the huge, impactful appearance of a wind storm-damaged roof or collapsed, rusted materials in metal roofing’s case. It begins extremely small, only trained eyes and well-targeted and executed tests reveal them.

Roofing inspections are crucial in identifying these problematic issues. On the other hand, maintenance repairs cost only about 5-10% a full-fledged roofing repair service, making them much more practical. Plus, they’re quick to execute because they often take just a single day to process.

In House Logic’s article, it might look easy to perform roofing maintenance. But, it’s never quick and accurate without the right set of tools and equipment necessary to perform them. Read more on this below.

The Right Time to Have Roofing Maintenance and Inspections: Always

Numerous Calgary AB homeowners find maintenance and inspection needs troublesome and confusing. It’s easy to say that you only need roofing repair and replacement services once your roof suffers from major damages. Truthfully, repairs and replacement services can give you a well-performing roof but at an extremely ceiling-level cost due to the materials and labor involved.

With roofing maintenance and inspections, you can extend your roof’s lifespan and remove all minor problems before they evolve to new heights. In our experience as Calgary AB’s most dependable roofer, the majority of roof problems exist because homeowners neglected them, leaving them no professional sets of eyes to observe and report the damages a prior storm or winter had caused.

Roofing damages often begin small and never the huge, impactful appearance of a wind storm-damaged roof or collapsed, rusted materials in metal roofing’s case. It begins extremely small, only trained eyes and well-targeted and executed tests reveal them.

Roofing inspections are crucial in identifying these problematic issues. On the other hand, maintenance repairs cost only about 5-10% a full-fledged roofing repair service, making them much more practical. Plus, they’re quick to execute because they often take just a single day to process.

In House Logic‘s article, it might look easy to perform roofing maintenance. But, it’s never quick and accurate without the right set of tools and equipment necessary to perform them. Read more on this below.

Clean the Gutters

Ruined paint on siding and a wet basement are typical problems caused by clogged gutters, but it might surprise you to learn that the overflow can also go upward. When leaves pile too deeply in gutters, water can wick into roof sheathing and rot it, or even rot roof rafters.

Fixing that kind of damage could run into the thousands of dollars, but you can avoid it by cleaning your gutters each fall and spring. Do it yourself in a few hours if you’re comfortable working on a ladder, or hire a pro for $50-$250, depending on house size.

Remove Leaves

If you have a simple peaked roof surrounded by low landscaping, your roof probably stays clear of leaves on its own. But if the roof is more complicated or if towering trees are nearby, piles of leaves probably collect in roof valleys or near chimneys. If you don’t remove them, they will trap moisture and gradually decompose, allowing moisture to accumulate in your roof — or worse, create fertile ground for weeds to grow.

If you have a low-slope roof and a one-story house, you may be able to pull the leaves down with a soft car-washing brush on a telescoping pole. Or you can use a specialty tool like a roof leaf rake, which costs about $20. A leaf blower gets the job done too, especially on dry leaves, but you or a pro needs to go up on the roof to use it.


If leaves are too wet or too deep, you might need to wash them off with a garden hose. Don’t use a pressure washer, which can force water up under the shingles.

Get Rid of Moss

In much of the country, composition roofs often become covered with black algae. Although unsightly, this filmy growth doesn’t hurt the roof. A little chlorine bleach or detergent mixed with water will kill it, but it’s safer for both you and the roof to just leave it alone. (Continued)

If you have yet to find a dependable roof for your needs, you can always count on No Payne Roofing to provide you with the best maintenance and inspection services. Plus, if you need to install a new roof, we’re a Certainteed-certified roofer that can give you full Certainteed benefits. Contact us today to learn more!

If you have yet to find a dependable roof for your needs, you can always count on No Payne Roofing to provide you with the best maintenance and inspection services. Plus, if you need to install a new roof, we’re a Certainteed-certified roofer that can give you full Certainteed benefits. Contact us today to learn more!