Out of all the main components of your home, the roof is one of the most important. Whether your roof is newly installed or is reaching the end of its service life, it is important to keep it in the best possible condition at all times. While the lifespan of a roof can vary from 15 to 50 years depending on the materials, good roof maintenance can keep you on the high end of that spectrum and prevent a costly roof repair or replacement.
1. Trim Nearby Trees
If you have trees near your home, it is important that you keep them properly trimmed. Large branches can be blown off by strong winds and can puncture not only your roof, but your siding as well.
2. Clear Snow and Ice
Snow and ice are one of the most common causes of roof damage. Melted snow can seep into your shingles then refreeze and expand causing them to crack and can necessitate an expensive roof replacement.
3. Clean Your Gutters
Cleaning your gutters is one sure way to ensure a longer-lasting roof. Properly maintained gutters not only discourage pests from nesting in them, but also prevent water dams that create pools of water that can, later on, seep into your roof causing leaks.
4. Schedule Regular Inspections
This cannot be stressed enough. Even for low-maintenance systems like metal roofing, if you want your roof to last a long time then you should schedule an inspection at least twice a year. This ensures that small issues are addressed right away before they turn into major problems.
Keep your roof in excellent shape by availing of our maintenance and repair services. Feel free to give Sunrise Exteriors a call at (816) 223-6524 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free inspection today.