Your roof is your home’s main defense against weather elements like rain, snow and hail. It is essential that you catch small issues and perform needed maintenance in time in order to keep it in its best shape for many years to come. Here are four valuable tips on extending the lifespan of your roof.
- Schedule annual roof maintenance work. Conduct annual roof maintenance to remove any moss build up or to add preventative moss applications to your roof. This can help maintain the integrity of the shingles, and will overall maintain the life expectancy of your roof.
- Consult a professional. Keep in mind that damage is not always readily visible. A certified roofer, however, has the knowledge, training and tools to safely and properly assess the situation, and come up with long-term solutions for your home. It is standard practice to inspect your roof at least once a year and after every severe weather event.
- Trim overhanging branches. Tall trees with overhanging branches can also pose a risk to your roof. If close enough, these branches can rub against your roofing surface and leave scratches and dents or worse remove the protective coating of your roof. It is best to trim these trees back as part of your exterior maintenance routine.
- Check the ventilation. Ventilation ensures that there is healthy air circulation in your attic. Check your intake and exhaust vents, and make sure they are not blocked to protect your home from moisture damage.
Renaissance Roofing Inc. specializes in roof maintenance and roof replacement in Oregon, with skilled roofers continuously providing excellent customer service and workmanship. Give our team a call at (541)791-4886 or (541) 754-5220. You may also fill out our convenient online form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve homeowners in Albany, Eugene, Salem, and the surrounding areas.