Prolonging the lifespan of your roof means making sure that you are carrying out regular maintenance and avoiding a series of actions with your roofing structures. Although this might seem like common knowledge to the average roofing professional, here are some top tips for many homeowners on how you can maintain and prolong the lifespan of your roof every day.
Avoid Walking On Your Roofing Materials
Any time that you walk on your roof you could be compromising the integrity, most roofing systems are not designed to regularly hold the weight of a person or a few people. Using a ladder and never having your full weight on the roof is advisable to reducing strain on roofing materials.
Clear Gutters Regularly
Making sure that your gutters can run smoothly can prevent the accumulation of water on your roof and make sure that you don’t have ongoing problems with leaks or vegetation growth. Taking the time to clear out your gutters can make sure that your roof experiences proper drainage.
Get Regular Roofing Inspections
If your home has weathered a serious storm or you experience heavy rains, it’s important that you consider getting your roofing system inspected. Getting your roof inspected at least once a year is highly recommended.
Fix Leaks Immediately
If you start to notice the signs of water damage or leaks inside your home, it’s crucial that you get assistance immediately. Reporting any water damage on your roof can make sure that the structure of your roof will not be compromised. Fixing a leak early on can be beneficial in preventing major damage.
Keep these roofing tips in mind if you are interested in prolonging the lifespan of your roofing system. Contact Old Time Roofing if you experience any problems with your roof.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.…