The longevity of a roofing system largely depends on the material, installation, location and maintenance. Your roof can last longer than its expected life span with proper care. Working with a reliable contractor is also vital to the longevity of your investment.
Use these helpful tips to extend the life of your roof.
Address Damage Promptly
You must address roofing issues quickly, especially leaks because they spread quickly. This means that putting off repairs will only make the problem worse. Mold, rot, electrical system damage and poor indoor air quality are some issues that could occur due to leaks.
Hire a Local Company
A local roofer can respond quickly when you need to have your roof repaired. Besides being readily available during emergencies, a local roofer is also easier to locate and contact if you face issues during your roofing project. Before hiring a contractor, consider their experience, the products they use and the warranties they offer.
Schedule Routine Inspections
Regular inspections help in catching and addressing issues while they are small. Inspections will also give you an idea of when a roof replacement is necessary. If you know your roof is nearing the end of its life, you can start getting ready and save for a new one.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
Gutters play a crucial role in your roof’s drainage. Standing water can contribute to leaks, mold, rot and other problems. Keeping your gutter system clean will protect your home’s exterior from water damage and help keep your landscaping in good shape.
Ensure Sufficient Attic Ventilation
An underventilated attic can speed up the deterioration of roofing components, such as shingles and decking. Excessive heat and moisture can degrade the wooden structures and even cause rot. A skilled roofer can tell you if you need to improve your attic ventilation and the best way to do it.
You can count on Kroll Construction for your home’s roofing needs. We also specialize in windows, siding and kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Call us at (888) 338-6340 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.