Expanding the Life of Your Roof

This article talks about some tips on how to ensure that your roof’s life is extended to its maximum.  Knowing that you, homeowners, have spent a lot with your new roof, extending its longevity to maximum is an expectation. Below is the list of points to take note in order to expand your roof’s life:

  • Periodic Roof cleaning – ensure that you check up and clean your roof from time to time so that there won’t be a build-up of debris. While some homeowners think that streaking is normal on their roofs, if streaking is addressed soon, the average longevity of your roof (with streaking) will increase from 12-15 years to 20-25.
  • Hire roofing contractors who are familiar with the soft wash method. Since high-pressure cleaning can do some damage on several roofing materials, it is best if you can be in contact with contractors who uses low-pressure water as well as biodegradable cleaning solutions.
  • Use a sturdy ladder when it comes to taking a closer look at your roof. Definitely, you cannot look at your roof and figure out what is there to clean or fix if you are on the ground, thus, having a sturdy ladder will surely help.  Once you are on top of your ladder, closely check if there are any damages from previous weather changes such as bent, broken or missing shingles.
  • If you see any damage in your roof, make sure to fix it first before doing the cleaning.

Above are just simple ways to improve the longevity of your roof but there are a lot more.