Your roof is a long-term investment in your home or business and in your future. While it is expensive, it protects the structure of your home/business and everything in it. This leads any home or business owner to a place where they want to get the most out of their investment – including its lifespan. Is extending the life of a roof possible, and if so, how is that accomplished?
Extending the life of your roof is achievable and it can be done fairly easily. The primary way a home or business owner can extend the life of their roof is through regular and proper roof maintenance. Roof maintenance is not as daunting a task as it sounds. Keeping your roof free of debris like sticks and leaves one form of roof maintenance. This can be done by getting on your roof and sweeping off debris. It is also helpful to trim up tree limbs that may be hanging over your roof.
Keeping your gutters clean is another important form of maintenance. Clogged gutters can result in damage as they become heavy and pull on gutter fasteners. They can also lead to ice dams in the wintertime, which can result in roof leaks.
Perform a roof inspection twice a year. If you spot damaged shingles, have them replaced either by yourself or a professional. We also recommend that you have a professional inspect your roof, as they may be able to spot problems unseen to the untrained eye.
If you have any further questions about Billings Roofing & Solar or roof maintenance and would like to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (918) 936-3703.