The frequency of roof maintenance depends on the type of roofing material, local weather conditions, and the age of the roof. However, general guidelines can help:

  1. Regular Visual Checks: Inspect the roof visually after severe weather events like storms or high winds and at least once per season. This allows you to spot obvious issues like missing shingles, debris buildup, or leaks early.

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  1. Annual or Biannual Professional Inspections: Schedule professional roof inspections once or twice a year. An expert can identify potential problems you might miss, such as worn-out flashing or small leaks.
  2. Gutter Cleaning: Clean the gutters and downspouts at least twice a year, particularly in spring and autumn, to remove leaves, debris, and dirt. Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow and roof damage.
  3. Moss and Algae Control: In areas like Edinburgh, where damp weather encourages moss and algae growth, consider cleaning the roof at least once a year. This prevents damage from moisture buildup.
  4. Roof Repairs: Address minor issues promptly to prevent them from escalating. For older roofs (over 20 years old), be extra vigilant as they require more frequent checks.
  5. After Major Repairs: If significant work has been done recently, follow up with maintenance checks in a shorter timeframe to ensure repairs hold up well.

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By adhering to these guidelines, you can keep your roof in optimal condition and extend its lifespan.