January 8, 2018
We understand that replacing a roof can be expensive for homeowners and is often a daunting experience. The experts at Windtop Roofing are here to offer you their support and extensive knowledge with four tips to help you extend your roof life expectancy. Whether your roof is new or old, these preventative care tips will enable you to keep your roof in top shape and extend the life of your roof for years to come
Inspect your gutters regularly
A clogged gutter is bad news for your home. It can ruin the paint on the side of the building and create wet conditions in your home. When leaves and debris pile up in the gutters moisture gets trapped and water has no where to go but upwards. This causes rot to eventually occur in the sheathing of the roof. Left too long the damage will spread into your rooftop rafters resulting in a huge problem for your home.
Routinely remove leaves and debris
When there has been stormy weather debris can be left on the top of your home including leaves and branches. Roofs have many different slopes and angles and in many cases this can lead to a build-up of debris in those areas that can’t clear naturally. While this may seem like nothing to be worried about, that debris can decompose trapping moisture which can lead to the growth of weeds that become rooted in your roofing tiles and cause damage. Consider using a car-washing brush or a long pole to move the debris, but if this doesn’t work you should contact Windtop Roofing to arrange a professional roofing specialist to clear it for you and do an inspection.
Clean your roof
A roof that is stained sparks alarm bells for insurance companies. They may demand you have your roof cleaned or lose your insurance policy, however at Windtop Roofing we will work with you and your insurance company to solve this issue. Regularly cleaning of your roofing will prevent any potential damage that could be caused by growing organisms such as algae, lichens, and moss that can hide in the shingles and lead to wood rot.
What else can you do?
Windtop Roofing recommends an inspection following any intensive weather event to protect your roof and extend its life expectancy. In fact, we recommend a minimum of one roof inspection per year. Should you be suspecting that your roofing is already damaged, want a thorough cleaning or inspection simply call us today at (469) 859-1388 for a free consultation. A dedicated member of our customer helpline will walk you through the process and schedule a free onsite inspection at a time convenient for you.