Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Your Roof

Everyone wants to save money, I think we can all agree on that. Here are some easy steps to save money on a new roof by extending the life of your current roof. Take a couple simple precautions to avoid having to replace a young roof. Extending the life of your roof may be a lot easier then you think.

First, keep it clean.
Seems easy right? It kind of is. You want to keep your gutters and downspouts clean. We recommend having them cleaned twice a year. Once before winter and once before spring. Making sure the water on your roof has a way to run off, is very important. Keeping your gutters and downspouts clear ensures that the water has an easy way to run off. Water staying on your roof causes lots of problems, make it easy and keep your gutters and downspouts clean.
You also want to remove any large branches hanging over your roof. Shade from that branch will cause your roof not to fully dry which leads to mold or algae. (Need help removing algae or mold? Check out this blog.)  And there’s always the potential of that branch falling and causing serious damage to your roof.

Second, have your roof inspected.
It’s important to have your roof regularly inspected. Pay close attention to the flashing around chimneys and skylights. Make sure your vents aren’t blocked. Also make sure there isn’t any debris on the roof. This could cause mold to build up if whatever is on the roof is retaining water or blocking your roofs ability to fully dry after rain. After big storms, it’s important to walk around your house and make sure all your shingles are still intact and everything looks as it should. Having your roof regularly inspected could save you big bucks! You’d much rather have a small problem fixed right away then have it turn into a big problem and pay an arm and a leg to get it fixed.
Having your roof inspected by us is easy, either call us (513-847-4856) or fill this out and we will call you.

Thirdly, stay ahead.
If a shingle is missing replace it, as soon as possible. Exposed wood makes your roof very vulnerable to water and storm damage. Not replacing it could lead to rotting or leaking which cost more to replace then just a missing shingle.

Stay ahead by keeping an eye on your roof and having it inspected by the professionals. Don’t let a small problem become a big one. Keep your roof clean, have it inspected, and fix even the smallest things to avoid a big problem.

Leave getting on the roof to the professionals, but if you must, please take the necessary safety precautions in doing so.