4 Tips to Make Your Roof Last Longer
Your roof is like a giant umbrella for your home, leaving it vulnerable to all sorts of crazy weather conditions and rogue debris. An “out of sight, out of mind” mentality isn’t going to fly when it comes to your roof. Whether it’s brand new or 10+ years old, you should be taking extra precaution to ensure it stays in top shape for as long as possible. Be sure to follow these four tips to make your roof last longer.
Get a roof inspection
The worst thing you can do for your roof is let it go years without getting an inspection. Don’t wait until you notice your shingles missing or you get a nice water leak above your bed. If you haven’t had your roof inspected in the last year, call in a professional to give your roof the inspection it deserves.
Trim the trees around your roof
The downside to having extra greenery around your home is that if you don’t maintain them properly, trees could cause some serious damage to your roof. All it takes is a windstorm to cause overhanging branches to brush up against your roof and damage the shingles and gutters. Not to mention, those branches make a perfect bridge for squirrels and other wildlife to get onto your roof and possibly inside your home. Take some extra time every couple of months to be sure all overhanging branches are trimmed and maintained.
Clean your gutters
Nobody likes to clean out the gutters - you never really know what you’re going to find in there. But if you leave your gutters unmaintained, you could end up with a leaky roof. When your gutters get clogged, water backs up onto your roof, causing leaks and damage. Spend just a few hours every spring and fall cleaning out any debris from the gutters around your home.
Remove any debris from your roof
Whether leaves, moss, or twigs found their way onto your roof during a storm, you’re not going to want to leave a large amount of debris sitting up there for too long. Moss is like a sponge and absorbs water while wet leaves that fall onto your roof and clump together. The more moisture that makes its way into your roof from debris, the more likely you are to have a damaged roof.
If your roof is more than a few years old and you haven’t had it inspected lately, we’d love to help. We’ll inspect your roof with our exclusive drone and AI technology in order to show you exactly what’s going on with your roof. Reach out to us at (678) 885-9213 or schedule an inspection here.