Your roof is a significant investment, so you want it to last as long as possible. To maximize your roofing system’s service life, it’s important to be proactive about roof maintenance.
In this post, the roofing experts at Buford Roofing and Construction, Inc. share simple ways to maximize your roof’s lifespan:
1. Preventive Roof Maintenance
The simplest way to preserve the looks and architectural stability of your roof is by doing preventive roof maintenance. This allows you to address roofing problems such as leaks when they are small and easier to handle. Preventive maintenance can save you a lot of money because it’s much cheaper to address issues while they’re still small than wait for them to escalate and cause widespread damage.
2. Clean the Gutters
Keeping your gutters clean and free of clogs prevents water from spilling towards the fascia — the part of the roof where the gutters are installed. If the gutters are clogged and spill water on this part, moisture can easily seep into the inner parts of the roof.
Failure to address this can lead to expensive roof repair and even untimely roof replacement. By cleaning the gutters regularly, you prevent the roof from retaining pools of water and accumulating moisture damage.
3. Keep the Roof Surface Clean
Twigs and branches on the roof might seem harmless at first, but they can scratch away at the protective granules of your roof. This will make your roof more susceptible to weather damage, which will further compromise the structural integrity of the roof. Make it a point to regularly clean the surface of the roof to avoid passive roof damage on your home.
4. Ensure Proper Ventilation
Passive ventilation is how your roof breathes and what keeps it from becoming brittle in the winter and suffering moisture damage in the summer. For your roof to reach its maximum lifespan, it must have proper ventilation. Ventilating your roof also provides the welcome side effect of preserving your home’s comfort levels and increasing its energy efficiency.
As your local general contractor, Buford Roofing and Construction, Inc. will help your roof last as long as possible. Call us today at (817) 754-6555 to learn more about our services. We are roofing experts serving homeowners throughout Grapevine and Flower Mound, TX.