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November 14, 2018


Roof Maintenance


Increase the Lifespan of Your Roof

Your roof is a big investment and a vital aspect of your overall home. Without taking proper measures to ensure you get the most out of your roof, you’ll be left constantly having to make pricey repairs that will cost you a lot of money in the long run. We’ve put together tips to increase the lifespan of your roof and get the most out of your investment.

Manage your Eavestrough

Keeping your eavestrough functioning properly goes a long way when looking to increase the lifespan of your roof. When your eavestrough isn’t in working order, it can cause water build up and damages to your shingles and roof. Over time, these damages can pile up and be the cause of costly replacements. Therefore, it’s important to always ensure your eavestrough is clean from debris and is draining water as it should. This can involve a regular cleaning and inspection to make sure the eavestrough is in working order.

Inspect for Damage

Conducting regular inspections is key when it comes to increasing the lifespan of your roof. Regularly checking on the integrity of your roof will ensure that small damages are not accumulating. These small damages can include cracks, small holes, or debris build up. When these minor damages start to add up, it can cause major problems and expensive repairs down the road. Finding and fixing minor problems before they escalate is one of the most important ways to increase the lifespan of your roof.

Proper Attic Insulation

Attic insulation not only helps reduce energy bills and keep your house at a reasonable temperature, it also extends the life of your roof. By regulating temperature, well-insulated attics allow for heat to avoid build up that can cause your roof and shingles to decay. Without insulation, it won’t be long before heat takes a toll on your roof’s integrity. Thus, it’s important to ensure your attic is properly insulated to save you from expensive roof repairs in the future.