Getting a new roof is a very big investment and should be a one-time investment as well. If you invest in quality materials and contractors to install your roof, it can last a long time, but will also be pretty expensive. For the money that you are paying, you want the longest lifespan possible. Here are four tips for increasing the lifespan of your roof.
Your gutters are what transport rainwater out and away from your home. If the gutters are clogged, they are unable to do their job correctly and the water won’t have anywhere to drain. This will cause the water to build up around the bottom edge of the roof and will eventually cause it to start deteriorating. You can get a ladder and clean the debris out of the gutter yourself or contact a roofer to do it for you.
Trees are great for aesthetic and providing shade, but their branches can cause damage. Small, loose branches can fall onto your roof and cause shingles to crack or break. Leaves that fall can also cause moisture to get trapped underneath of them. If you see branches, regardless of size, sitting above your roof, it is a good idea to trim them.
The attic is a prime place for moisture accumulation which can cause your roof to deteriorate from the inside. To avoid this, insulating your attic will give it the ventilation it needs to let humid air out and cool air in. This not only prevents moisture build up, but also can help decrease your energy bills.
A great way to increase the lifespan of your roof is to get an annual inspection done every year. You probably won’t be on your roof very often, so it’s hard to tell if there are any damages or maintenance that needs to be done. An inspection done by a trusted professional on a yearly basis ensures that your roof is in good shape and will surely increase its lifespan.
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For your roof repairs or a brand new roof installed by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn,YouTube, and Houzz.