If you want your current roofing system to continue delivering the superior weather performance your home needs, take measures that can help extend its service life. The task isn’t actually as difficult as you might expect. Here are some of the best things homeowners can do to prolong the life of their roof.
- Make sure the roof has proper ventilation. Otherwise, heat and moisture-laden air can build up in the space under the system. This not only encourages mold and rot, which can weaken the roof structure, but the accumulation can also bake the shingles overhead, causing them to age prematurely. But with proper ventilation, there will always be smooth and continuous airflow inside the space, getting rid of warm and moist air so your roof can remain dry and “cool”.
- Deal with roofing problems promptly. When issues, such as leaks, are left unattended for a long time, they can worsen and leave both your roof and home vulnerable to extensive water damage. This, in turn, can reduce the lifespan of the system. Once you notice the presence of leaks or other roofing problems, turn to your trusted roofer promptly for the necessary solutions.
- Keep your gutters clean. Clogged gutters allow water to back up and overflow. Some of it can even find its way under the roof eaves, compromising the integrity of the roof structure. For this reason, have your gutters cleaned regularly, and trim any tree branches hanging over them.
- Schedule a thorough roof inspection. This is especially crucial following a major weather event as some types of storm damage can be inconspicuous. Just turn to Renaissance Roofing, Inc, and we’ll have our professional crew perform a comprehensive inspection of your residential roof. Plus, with our roof maintenance services, we’ll also prevent any issues from worsening – or even developing – to ensure your system lasts longer.
Keep your roof in top form all year round by working with Renaissance Roofing, Inc for its inspection, repair and maintenance. We proudly serve the areas in and around Albany, Salem and Eugene, OR. Call us today at (541) 791-4886, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.