Thanks to advancements in manufacturing processes nowadays, it’s possible for many roofing systems to last up to 25 years. However, while it may sound hard to believe, it’s actually still possible to extend this lifespan with the proper care and maintenance.
Here’s what you can do:
Clean the Roof
According to experts, one way you can extend the lifespan of your roof is by cleaning it’s surface. To accomplish this, simply enlist the services of a professional to remove the twigs, leaves and branches that fell on your roof. That way, you can prevent them from scratching at your roof or retaining moisture that can cause the leaks that can compromise your roof’s integrity.
Clean the Gutters
Clogged gutters are one of the reasons why a home may have a leaking roof. This is because when debris clogs the troughs, the water that gutters accumulate can’t go anywhere, causing it to back up and seep beneath your shingles. This in turn can cause the wood rot that results in the early deterioration of your roof. With that in mind, be sure to have your gutters cleaned regularly to extend your roof’s overall lifespan.
Have the Roof Inspected
If you want your roof to last longer than its expected lifespan, experts recommend that you have the roof inspected every now and then to see if it sustained any damage for the past few months. By doing so, the damage can be repaired by an expert before it becomes a major problem that reduces the lifespan of your roofing system.
Check the Ventilation
Proper attic ventilation is important for any roof. After all, with the right ventilation, any excess heat and moisture that your attic accumulates can be released, preventing it from baking your shingles from the inside. Therefore, if you want your roof to last longer, be sure to have a professional check the ventilation system of your attic to see if it matches your roof. If not, don’t hesitate to ask a professional to improve your roof’s ventilation.
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