A new roof will last decades, but with a little bit of work, you can extend the life of your asphalt shingle or metal roofing system even more.
Today, Affordable Roof Care offers the following tips to help you maximize your roof’s service life.
Many homeowners don’t bother investing in roofing maintenance or inspections; instead, they wait until an obvious problem appears before calling a roofer. But an important step for extending the longevity of your roof is proper maintenance, which involves inspection and roof and gutter cleaning. If you want to go above and beyond, hire a low pressure washing service, like Affordable Roof Care, to keep your roof squeaky clean. For safety, do your inspection from the ground or from a ladder, with a pair of binoculars, and call professionals for more thorough maintenance.
Proper attic insulation and ventilation are critical components of a healthy roof. Good ventilation helps stop water vapor from pooling. Update your insulation if it’s been awhile since you last had this done. Clear debris from vents in your attic or replace them if they’re too small.
Perhaps the most effective thing you can do to extend the life of your roof is to be vigilant about inspecting it. Key items to look for are damaged shingles, wet spots on your ceiling, cracks and significant debris. It’s also important to inspect your gutters and downspouts and, when necessary, hire an expert gutter installation service. Keep in mind that the health of your gutters is critical to the health of your roof.
Roofs don’t last forever, but you can ensure yours lasts as long as possible by following these tips. Whether you need roof installation or just roof repair for your home in Bremerton, Gig Harbor or Poulsbo, work with the experts at Affordable Roof Care.