The quality and workmanship of the roof of your home is an important factor in roof longevity. Poor craft and weak materials do not set a good foundation. As a homeowner, roof maintenance and responsibility don't end when the roof is complete. Luckily, there are simple things that can be done to maximize the lifespan of your roof.
3 things you can do to expand the lifespan of a home’s roof are:
Attic ventilation: Attics are known for being dusty, muggy, and damp as the seasons change. One of the best things you can do for your roof is to ventilate the attic. Poor ventilation causes premature aging of the roof with trapped moisture and extreme temperatures. It can also cause deterioration of roof shingles and warp the supporting rafters.
- Keep it clean: Keeping the gutters along your roof clean prevents standing water that can cause damage. Debris on the roof should be removed so it does not accumulate and weigh down on the roof. In addition, asphalt shingle roofs can attract moss and algae growth in shady areas and this has the potential to cause damage. Having your roof professionally cleaned can help increase the lifespan of the roof.
- Damage control: One of the simplest ways you can keep your roof in good condition is to have it inspected regularly. Heavy storms can cause damage to your roof with high winds, rain, and hail. Sometimes damage to your roof is not always apparent to the untrained eye, which is why a professional inspection could be beneficial. Damaged shingles can be replaced as needed and is a lot easier and more cost-effective than replacing an entire roof.
Following these simple tips can help to maximize the lifespan of your roof. Our team at Carey Roofing would be happy to assist you with your roofing needs. For more information contact us today and we can help you out!