Roof Maintenance

Roof Maintenance

Driver- Seth Poland. Right to left- Stephen Curtis, Chris Caron, and Rick Patten

Horch Roofing Small Projects and Dispatch Crew

While we do many reroofing and new roof installations, we also provide a number of other roof maintenance services for both residential and commercial homes.

Leak Repair and Patching:

Roof and leak repairs could be as simple as replacing a shingle or putting a bead of silicone on a problem area. While there, Horch Roofing’s experienced crew can inspect your roof’s overall performance and make the necessary repairs or recommendations.

Gutter Cleaning and Flushing:gutter

Gutters on your home are useless unless they function properly. Keeping your gutters clean and the downspouts flowing is important and relatively easy to do. Cleaning out your gutters once a year will help you avoid an overflow, which can lead to leaking and water damage. Gutters full of debris can also become heavy, causing leaky seams, collapse, or trim damage.

The Horch Roofing crew will rid your roof of lichens, mold, and moss using a power sprayer and mild chemical solution. The solution can harm plants and flowers, so if your home has no gutters, we would not recommend the solution. However, a power spray in conjunction with zinc strips is also effective. Zinc strips are small metal strips applied to the top course of shingles so that when rainwater falls, the water reacts with the zinc to inhibit moss and lichen growth. Most modern shingle granules are treated with zinc and copper; however, zinc strips can be helpful in extreme problem areas, such as heavy tree cover and damp areas.

Snow and Ice Removal:Horch-Roofing-Ice-Dams-Maine-roofing-company

Don’t hesitate to call when snow buildup becomes a problem. Winters in Maine can wreak havoc on your roof. Not only can this lead to leaks, but the weight of snow and ice can become an issue on lower pitch roofs. Our expertise on snow and ice removal makes us the go-to roofers in Midcoast Maine.

Heat Tape Installation:

For eaves that habitually build up ice due to heat loss, constant shading, and other factors, we can apply heat tape to eaves and gutters. Simply plug in the heat tape, and snow and ice will slowly melt off your eaves. Heat tape is also useful in valleys that gather large amounts of snowfall.

Call Horch Roofing today for any or all of your roof maintenance needs, 207-273-1111 or fill out our online form.

Here are some helpful blog posts from the Horch Roofing archives:
Can I repair just a section of my roof?
The right way to remove snow from your roof.
Winter approaches. If your roof ready for Maine’s roughest season?
Discover the dispatch crew: our roof repair pros.
Be safe. Call the professionals at Horch Roofing.
How to keep cool in the summer.
Your roof needs you!
The dangers of icicles.
Fall gutter cleaning means less winter hassle.
How to maintain your asphalt roof.
Is your skylight letting in more than sunshine?
Summer is the best time for roof repairs.
Reinvesting in your home with a new roof.
Year-round roof maintenance in Maine.
How to safely decorate your home and roof this holiday season.
Summer roofing tip: check for post-winter damage.
Tips to prevent moss from growing on your roof.
Time to break out the roof shovel?
Tips to prevent moss from growing on your roof.
How to prevent ice dams from forming on your roof.