How to Extend the Lifespan of your Roofing

There are actually a few steps that you can take as a homeowner, in order to extend the lifespan of your roofing. That being said, there are a few things you can not do, but can contact a roofing agency in order to get done. Some roofs may need more work and maintenance than others. This includes metal and tile roofs, which will last a lot longer than asphalt roofs. This is important to note, as it may affect your decision on what kind of roof to get when you need to replace your current one.

Some of the most important things to remember to do are giving your roof a regular cleaning, as well as checking the ventilation of the home, as well as checking to see if the insulation is done correctly throughout the home. Let’s take a more in depth look at each of these items.

Regular Cleaning

Making sure your roof is properly cleaned is important to the structural integrity, as well as to the overall health of the home. Here is a list of some of the things to make sure stayed clean throughout the year:

  • Regular Gutter Cleaning
  • Removing Debris, such as twigs, moss and tree branches that may have fallen
  • Removing Ice during the winter which could potentially cause water damage
  • Getting Regular Inspections can help to ensure the safety of the home and to determine when it is time to get a new roof.

Ventilation

Ventilation is extremely important, as extremely high temperature can lead to a lot of damage to the integrity of a home, and truly destroy the structure. One of the most important places to make sure ventilation is proper is in the attic. While this is often overlooked, the attic is almost never ventilated properly, and can reach unbearable temperatures in the summer day. Ventilating this area will not only prevent any problems structurally, but help to keep your home a temperature that you want.

Insulation

Insulation is important, as it can do many things from improving the structural integrity of the home to reducing bills in relation to heating and cooling. The insulation in a home can also reflect heat outward from the roof instead of trapping it in an attic area.

If you are interested in learning more about ways to increase the longevity of your roof, feel free to contact us or call us directly at (781) 246-5622.

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