It’s no secret that a new roof is a significant expense, and it makes perfect sense to want to get as many years out of it as you can. In today’s post, the local roofing and gutter contractors at Advantage Seamless Gutters discuss how Roof Maxx roof restoration can help preserve your roof and help you get more years out of it.
What Is Roof Maxx Treatment?
Roof Maxx treatment is a process designed to extend the life of a roof by rejuvenating its shingles. Petrochemical oils in the asphalt give asphalt shingles flexibility, allowing them to withstand thermal expansion and resist cracking. These oils get lost as shingles age, making them more vulnerable to damage. Roof Maxx treatment involves applying a 100% natural and safe bio-oil that restores flexibility in the shingles. It adds years to the roof’s life, can help you save money on repairs and get you more years out of your roof.
When Is a Good Time for Roof Maxx?
It’s best to get the Roof Maxx treatment when the roof exhibits signs of drying out and losing their flexibility. This typically occurs when the roof is between six and 10 years old. However, it’s not uncommon for us to treat roofs that are approaching the end of their expected life spans. Sediment in the gutters is a clear indicator that you need Roof Maxx — at this point, the asphalt layer is starting to lose its hold on the granules. If you’re uncertain whether your roof is a good candidate for Roof Maxx, schedule an inspection with our team.
What Is the Ideal Weather for Roof Maxx?
For best results, Roof Maxx requires dry weather with a temperature above 36 degrees. It takes 30 minutes to an hour for the treatment to fully soak into the asphalt layer. After this, Roof Maxx will have taken full effect and will be ready for the elements.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The application process takes about 30 minutes on an average-sized roof, to a few hours on larger ones. Factors such as the roof’s condition and the asphalt shingles’ age can also impact the treatment timeline. Pre-treatment tasks, such as cleaning the rooftop and securing loose components, will also figure into the schedule. During the initial inspection, our team will assess the roof’s condition and inform you if additional work will need to be done prior to the treatment — the treatment will rejuvenate asphalt shingles but will not fix problems like holes and missing components.