With the entire world reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s more focus than ever on cleaning and disinfecting. Keeping our homes, vehicles, and businesses free of germs is now a matter of life and death.
Did you know that a roof replacement is about $8,485 for a 2,200 square foot home? Buying a new roof is not an unexpected expense anyone wants to make and can be a lot even if you are planning and saving.
You can extend the life of your roof and save yourself money in the process. Let’s go over how you can increase the lifespan of your roof.
Why Should You Be Concerned About Your Roof’s Lifespan?
How long will a roof last? Roofs, even if they are tile or asphalt-shingle, have a life of about 20 – 25 years on average. There are different materials, such as metal, tile, or asphalt shingles.
The lifetime of a roof depends on the quality of the material and the workmanship.
For example, if the workers don’t use enough materials, this could lead to you having to replace the roof earlier or cause a lot of issues and cost you money.
However, there are ways for you to extend the lifespan of your roof.
How to Increase Your Roof Lifespan
You can make your roof more durable and last longer by maintaining the current materials of the roof and making sure that they’re in good condition. There are a few ways you can help keep your roof in top shape.
Routine Gutter Cleaning
If your gutters are clogged, this can cause your roof to leak. Water can pool at the edge of the roof, and it can be very harmful and deteriorate the edges. If there’s a lot of debris filling up your gutters, this can cause the water to clog.
If the water clogs, rainwater may spill over the top of the gutter and onto non-equipped lower parts of the roof, and it will wear the material.
Look out for debris, such as leaves or sticks, to make sure they don’t block the drainage of water and make sure to check and clean your gutters routinely, and there are professional services that can help as well.
If there are trees that tower over your roof, not only can leaves fall and fill the gutters, but if there’s a storm, a branch can continuously scratch the surface, especially if there’s wind. It’s best to make sure that the branches are trimmed and causing any wear on the material of your roof.
You should also look out for snow, whether it falls off of a tree branch onto your roof or there’s a winter storm, make sure to remove the snow from your roof because it can be cumbersome and relieving the material of soaking up the moisture of snow will help it last longer.
Check Your Attic
Make sure your attic has the right ventilation that allows for cool air to enter and warm, humid air to leave. If there’s too much moisture, it can cause mold and damage to the insulation and your roof.
You need to get professional inspections on your roof routinely. They will check in on parts of your roof you can’t see.
They will look at your skylights to make sure debris hasn’t formed. The inspectors will check-in to see if your roof material is holding up. They will also check the underside of your roof in the attic to make sure there aren’t any leaks.
Increase Your Roof Lifespan Today
Start maintaining your roof today by setting up a schedule to clean and get a routine inspection. You can increase your roof lifespan and save yourself a lot of money.
Grab your ladder to check out your roof or contact us for a roof cleaning quote today.