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How to Maximize Your Roof’s Lifespan

While most people don’t consider getting their roof inspected every year, regular maintenance is critical to protecting your roof. By taking some preventative measures, you can maximize your roof’s life and also get some peace of mind. Read on to learn more about maintaining your roof.

What is roof maintenance?

Roof maintenance entails checking all susceptible portions of a roof that may have an issue on a regular basis. It can be annual, biannual, or quarterly upkeep depending on the sort of roof, and whether it’s residential or commercial. You should:

  • Remove any debris from the roof, valleys, and gutters
  • Inspect the roof for animal intrusion or damage
  • Inspect ventilation, fans or turbines, and obstructions in vents
  • Inspect loose or missing caulking and all flashings
  • Have your chimney inspected

Why is roof maintenance important?

Maintaining your roof can go a long way in terms of your roof’s health. Even if your roof was installed properly and doesn’t show any visible signs of damage, you should still have an annual maintenance inspection.

Roof maintenance prevents future problems — The most important reason for roof maintenance is as a preventative measure.The improper treatment of a small problem can lead to an enormous issue in just a few years or months.

Roof maintenance maximizes the life of your roof — The lifespan of your roof can be significantly extended by performing some simple maintenance tasks on a regular basis. A new asphalt roof is expected to last around 25 years with the right materials. But with regular upkeep, you’ll probably see more.

Roof maintenance will give you peace of mind — A professional roof contractor will either catch any problems or give your roof a clean bill of health. Even if your roof needs repairs, you’ll be able to take care of it before it becomes more serious.

Carl’s Fencing, Decking & Home Improvements can provide you with high-quality products and excellent service. We’re the ideal destination for all of your home renovation and roofing needs. Get in touch with us right now for a free estimate!

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