Tips and Tricks to prolong the lifespan of your roof.
If you do not take care of your roof who’s going to? After all, it is what protects your home and family from the outside elements. With routine care and maintenance, it is possible to extend the lifespan of your roof. With these tips and tricks, you will learn how to make your roof last to its full potential.
Moss and Mold
We are all about a green roof, but moss and mold are not anything you want to see on your roof! Moss and mold traps in moisture degrading and deteriorating your roof, cutting the lifespan of your shingles. If you are noticing moss or mold, make sure to clean and remove these contaminants before they have a chance to grow.
It takes a trained eye to spot leaks around and along the roof. Noticing leaks in the home on the ceiling and walls are a little easier to spot but can be a larger more expensive cost to the homeowner. A regular roof inspection can help prevent these unknown leaks before they become a costly fix.
Do you have a large overgrown tree hanging over or on your roof? If so, now is the time to trim that tree! Foliage from an overgrown tree can cause damage that could potentially cause the lifespan of your shingles to shorten. Not to mention your gutters could be at risk as well clogging and causing water to pool ending in a potential leak.
Heavy Snow and Ice
When you live in a harsh winter climate like we do it is important to remove that heavy wet snow that tends to pile up causing extra weight being added to your roof. Anything heavy and wet on your roof is going to take a toll on the lifespan of your shingles.
Take a look at your roof, are you missing any shingles? Missing shingles are usually easy to spot but if you are unable to see your full roof and all its shingles reach out to a professional, we would be happy to get up on your roof and check it out for you. Having missing shingles causes your roof to be more vulnerable to the elements and can cause deterioration. It is important to get these missing shingles replaced as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
How often should you get your roof inspected? We suggest getting your roof inspected at least once a year or when large storms hit. This is one of the most effective ways to extend the lifespan of your roof.