Residential roofs are expected to stay serviceable throughout their expected life span. That’s not always the case, however, as some might only last for a short period due to lack of maintenance. You must take upkeep seriously so that your roof can live for as long as possible.
The trusted roofers of Affordable Roofing, Siding and Gutters share these three simple things you can do to take care of your roof and ensure its long-term health and performance.
1. Schedule Professional Inspections
Roofing systems, especially those nearing the end of their life span, require professional inspection at least once a year or two. Routine evaluations are vital to identifying signs of damage that could cause you headaches if not addressed promptly. Even if your area doesn’t experience particularly rough storms, scheduling one with your local contractor helps keep your roof in good condition.
2. Never Skip Repairs
Professional inspections carried out by roof maintenance companies help reveal the need for repairs. Don’t delay this further; otherwise, problems will worsen every passing day. This will also cost you more in the long run. Moreover, your roof’s warranty might not help you with the repairs, especially if the damage is found to be a result of poor maintenance.
3. Clean Your Gutters
Clogged gutters can be a problem for your roof. Trapped water could seep into the roof sheathing, rotting the wood components. Also, excess weight because of the debris and water causes the gutters to pull away from the roofline, damaging the first row of shingles where they’re fastened. Avoid this problem by getting rid of leaves, twigs, and pine needles present on your gutters, especially during fall.
Affordable Roofing, Siding and Gutters is ready to address issues to help you maintain your roof’s performance and integrity. Our residential roof maintenance plan, The Overhead Care Club, features annual roof inspections, debris removal, gutter cleaning, and attic and skylight inspections. Sign up today so you can receive exclusive discounts, a lifetime repair guarantee, and priority appointments.