Residential roofing can last for up to 25 years, but only with proper maintenance. The roof is a vital part of your home, and unfortunately, it is easily forgotten. Here are some tips that may help you to give the proper amount of attention to your residential roofing.
- Trees – If you have trees around your house, you may want to assess how close they are to your home. Trees should never be touching your home. In fact, they shouldn’t be closer than 15 feet, depending on the size of the trees.
- Inspections – Twice a year, we recommend that you do a visual inspection of your residential roofing. This inspection can be done from the ground. You want to look for any obvious damage like lifting shingles, missing shingles, broken gutters, or damaged flashing.
- Moss and Algae – You do not want moss or algae growing on your roof. If you notice you do have this problem, then you need to assess the extent and cause. If you have trees that are too close to your home, poor ventilation of your roof, or debris accumulating on your roof, these can all contribute to problems like moss and algae growth and should be addressed.
- Insulation – The attic is an important part of your residential roofing’s health. With correct ventilation and insulation, you can help to keep your roof lasting longer.
These are just a few helpful tips to prevent larger costly repairs and to help extend the life of your roof. If you find that you are in need of roof repairs or replacement, then please give us a call today.