how to extend the life of your roof

How To Extend The Life Of Your Roof

While materials and installation play an integral role in determining the lifespan of your roof, there are many actions you can take that will extend the working life of your roof by a period of years or even decades. This article will discuss the best ways to get the most out of your existing roof.

How To Extend The Life Of Your Roof

Quality Materials

In our view, it’s a mistake to ignore the importance of quality materials when it comes to repair work. Think of your roof holistically. If a part of your roof is weak, then the entire roof is susceptible to damage.

Roofing materials are not a good place to try to save a few bucks. We have worked with just about every roofing material on the market, and the saying is true – you get what you pay for.

Repair Damage Immediately

Far too often, homeowners delay necessary roof repairs. This is a big mistake because minor roof problems become larger ones faster than most people imagine. If you notice the problems listed below, you should have them repaired ASAP.

The most common types of roof repairs:

• Missing or damaged shingles/shake/tile
• Small leaks
• Damaged flashings
• Broken gutters

Regular Roof Inspections

Most homeowners want to keep their homes looking and performing their best. So why does roof damage go unrepaired? In most cases, roof damage is not addressed because the homeowner does not know it has happened.

Climbing up on a roof to look for damage is not for everyone. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, make sure to schedule regular roof inspections. A roof inspection once a year and after any significant storm will ensure that you catch any damage before it becomes a major issue.

Clean Your Gutters

Debris, such as leaves and branches, are common gutter culprits. Clean out your gutters regularly to avoid water buildup and roof damage. If water is allowed to build up, it can work its way under your roofing materials and lead to rot.

Watch Out For Branches, Moss, And Algae

Lots with tall trees are more complicated when it comes to roof maintenance. We recommend that you trim all overhanging branches and keep a lookout for moss and algae. Tree cover provides an ideal growing environment for moss and algae because the branches block sunlight from hitting the roof. With ample shade, the roof takes much longer to dry after rain and may foster moss and algae development.

Consider Roof Coatings

Technological advances have made roof coatings significantly more effective in recent years. Coatings can protect your roof against water and UV damage. Additionally, they help reflect excess heat and prevent roof leaks.

CMR can help extend the life of your roof

Our team of roofing experts can help you get the most out of your existing roof. If your roof is somewhere between new and damaged beyond repair, contact us today. We can ensure that your roof is functioning at its best today and well into the future.