Whether you are a new homeowner or already own your forever home, there are a few things you should do to prolong the life of your roof. It’s important to care for whatever type of roof is protecting you and your family. With some simple maintenance and car, you roof can last longer. Timely inspections, roof maintenance, and prompt repairs all factor into the lifespan of your roof.
Trim Your Trees
Here in South Texas, it’s common to have strong winds tearing down a tree or knocking down some limbs. If you have low-hanging branches, your roof is liable to take a few hits. Consider trimming back those pesky branches before they have the chance to do damage to your roof. Don’t risk scratches, gouges, or full-blown holes from falling or swaying branches.
Clean the Debris
Climbing up a ladder and cleaning out your gutters and valleys from time to time can make a huge difference for your roof--not just for appearance, but to extend the longevity of your roof. Debris like leaves and dirt can accumulate in the gutters and valleys and lead to standing water, which can lead to rot and mold. Neither of these is good for your shingles or decking.
When you have an asphalt shingle roof, a popular roof in our area, it is important to check it every season. It’s easy to skip an inspection and wind up with missing or broken shingles, especially after storm season. Look at your shingles for signs of wear or damage and note any issues or outright missing pieces that require repair.
For all residential roofing services, be sure to call Mill Creek Roofing at 832-840-1400!
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