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Residential Roofing Tips: Extending the Life of Your Roof


Residential Roofing Tips: Extending the Life of Your Roof

Although the average roof will last 20-30 years, there are certain things like severe storm damage or rapid temperature fluctuations that could cause it to age more quickly.
Good news! These residential roofing tips from professional roofers can help extend the life of your roof. When it comes to residential roofing, a little maintenance can go a long way. These residential roofing tips will help you take good care of your roof, and protect your investment.

1. Keep Your Gutters Clear by Cleaning Them Frequently

It is easy for gutters to become blocked with leaves or other debris. While this is fine when you have no rain, it can lead to water backing up in your gutters. Backed up water in your gutters could cause damage to your roof and shingles. Experts recommend that gutters be cleaned at least once a year. Your gutters will be in good shape if you clean them in both spring and autumn.

2. Regular Roof Inspections

A professional roof inspector will inspect your residential roof. You have the option of looking from ground level or climbing up to see it. A roofing company should offer a 45-point inspection. This means that they will inspect everything, document, and take photos of any roof damage.

3. Prune Overhanging Tree Branches

Tree branches that are too high can cause damage to your roof. They can also bang against it during storms or strong winds. Overhanging branches from trees can cause algae and mold growth, leading to leaks in the future. To protect the roof’s surface, you should immediately remove any branches and other debris.

4. Repair Storm Damage Immediately

Even minor damages can lead to major damage if they aren’t addressed. A tiny leak caused by a broken or lifted shingle could cause water to seep into your roof deck. This can cause wood swelling and lead to major water damage. Storm damage can sometimes cause a chain reaction where each thing affects the next. Schedule a roof inspection immediately if you believe your roof has been damaged by storms, hail, or strong winds. You can make small repairs now to save thousands in replacement and repair costs.

5. Replacing Worn or Damaged Shingles is as Easy As Possible

Shingles protect your house and roof from the elements. Shingles that are damaged or worn must be replaced immediately.

Curling up on the edges
Cracked shingles
Shingles with missing granules (“bald spots”)
Dark streaks (can indicate algae growth)
Moss and/or mold

Are you looking for help maintaining your roof?

Impact Roofing & Construction offers roof replacement, new roof installation, roofing repairs, gutter and gutter guard installation, as well as a variety of other construction services such as room additions and interior and exterior remodeling. We are a fully licensed general contractor dedicated to providing the best customer service possible. As your local Augusta and Evans GA roofer, we will answer all your questions and give you a quote for what you should do to protect your home and its contents.