In life, there is only so much you can control and unfortunately, that is the same case for your roof. No matter what, you cannot perfectly predict the weather, plan and prep for every single storm or accident. Though you can’t control everything, there are several things you actually can do to help extend the life of your roof and your home.
Here are some quick tips and monthly routines to help your roof’s longevity:
- Trim any trees or bushes that may touch or rub against your roof! The constant friction and movement can cause surface and internal wear and tear, leading to an increase in leaks and hurt the protection ability of your shingles.
- Clean your gutters! Especially if you live in a wetter region, gutter clogs can interfere with proper channel drainages, causing water to puddle up and put pressure on your roof, exterior and interior structures.
- Avoid leaves and fallen tree branches on your roof! Leaves are more likely to pile and collect in the valley areas of your roof, which can lead to water and moisture collecting in one area, which can then lead to future leaks and extreme weathering on your shingles.
- Be mindful of what you store inside your attic! Larger and sharper objects like bed frames or outdoor furniture when pressed against the top of your attic can puncture the interior portion of your home and can lead to an increase in your energy bill and will hurt your last line of defense against your home in case of an exterior leak.
You can’t control everything, but you can control some! Be mindful of the little things to help save money and headaches in the long run!
Before booking your next roofing job, be sure to talk with each roofing company you’re considering and get their feedback and advice on what precautions and extra measures need to be taken for your home or business. No roof is the same, so trust a company who has experience under their belt like Absolute Roof Restoration!
Interested in our services? Contact Larry Latimer at (903)477-6138 or Arturo Garcia at (903)879-2039 for a free estimate.