Residential roofs are expected to serve their purpose throughout their service life. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Some roofs might require a replacement prematurely due to lack of maintenance. That said, homeowners must take upkeep seriously so that their roof can last for as long as possible.
Here are a few tips to help you take care of your roof and ensure its lasting performance.
- Don’t skip routine inspections. Roofing systems, particularly those that are decades old, require professional inspections at least once or twice a year. Routine inspections help spot signs of damage that could cause you stress if not addressed immediately. Even if you live in an area that doesn’t often experience intense storms, scheduling routine checks with your local contractor helps keep your roof in tiptop shape.
- Be proactive when it comes to repairs. Expert roofing inspections carried out by experienced contractors help reveal the need for repairs. Don’t delay needed repairs. Otherwise, issues might worsen every passing day. Ignoring roofing problems will also cost you more in the long run.
- Mind your gutters. Clogged gutters can cause significant damage to your roof. Stagnant water could seep into your roof underlayment, rotting its wood materials. Additionally, excess weight because of the trapped water and debris causes your gutters to pull away from the roofline, damaging the shingles. Be sure to get rid of leaves, twigs and other items present on your gutters, especially during fall, to avoid further problems.
If you’re worried about your roof’s health and think you need help to address possible roofing issues, now is the time to act! Get in touch with the experts at Krech Exteriors, and we’ll help you take care of your investment. To schedule a FREE consultation, give us a call at (651) 968-8888, or complete our contact form. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the neighboring communities.