Depending on the material, roofs can last for 25 years (in the case of asphalt shingles) and as long as 100 years (for slate roofing). While they have a specific projected lifespan, not all will actually last as long as expected. From storm damage to general decay and lack of maintenance, there are many factors that can contribute to reducing your roof’s service life.
In this post, Empire Contractors LLC, the leading provider of roofing and siding in the region, shares three simple ways to maximize the lifespan of your roof.
- Clean the roofing surface. Fallen leaves, small branches and twigs can scratch at your roof’s protective granules. Leaves also tend to draw in more moisture as they deteriorate, which can eventually distribute to the roof, as humidity bogs down the surface. You can keep this from happening while minimizing the need for general upkeep by cleaning your roof on a regular basis.
- Invest in preventive roof repair. Perhaps the easiest way to prolong the lifespan of your roofing is to keep it well-maintained through repairs. This will enable you to stay ahead of issues like leaks while they are still small and easier to deal with. Bigger problems will mean bigger headaches and stress in the long run.
- Clear your gutters. By keeping your gutters clear of debris, you can prevent unwanted clogging. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow onto your siding and foundation – two of the most vulnerable areas for leaks and moisture damage. A tiny leak may not seem much, but it can quickly grow, resulting in severe damage to your home.
As the most trusted home improvement company in the region, Empire Contractors LLC will help extend your roof’s service life with the use of top-quality services and products. Call us today at (513) 409-0880 or complete our form to schedule a FREE estimate. We offer complete roofing services in Cincinnati, OH, and the nearby communities.