Our roofs serve as an effective line of defense against the elements, pests, and anything that may fall on our homes like fruits from trees or other debris from storms. Despite the protection afforded by our roofs, they’re usually the last thing that homeowners think of when maintaining the house.
A well-maintained roof can last for a long time, especially if the roofing material is known for its durability. It’s safe to say that the average life span of a properly maintained roof is around 25 to 30 years, and this can allow you to save money in the long-run.
Because repairing or replacing your roof is expensive, you should treat it as an investment that you’ll want to preserve since no one wants to spend so much money when they have an option not to. You will need to regularly inspect and clean your roof to detect any problems with it before they become worse.
Roof maintenance is not exclusive to new roofs since even old ones can perform well when properly maintained.
You will have to check on your roof regularly to spot any animal activity on it and to see if your roof is missing any shingles or has damaged or curling shingles. You can either check on your roof yourself or hire a professional to do it for you, as long as you can inspect it.
You’ll also have to trim the trees near your home to ensure that any tree limbs hanging over your roof won’t damage your shingles. Animals can also use tree branches to get themselves on top of your roof.
There are other things you need to do to maintain your roof, including getting rid of debris, cleaning the gutters, and installing proper insulation and ventilation.
Our roofs must not be neglected to make sure that you can maximize your investment. If you need more information to maintain your roof, see this infographic by All County Exteriors.