As durable and tenacious as roofing systems are, they are not completely indestructible. Even the most well-maintained roof made of the highest quality materials will eventually need to be replaced when the time comes. However, there are a few ways to help you squeeze just a little bit more life out of your existing roofing system.
1. Schedule regular inspections. A typical roof will need to be thoroughly inspected by a professional at least once each year. Getting your roof inspected annually will help pinpoint minor problems before they become major issues.
2. Ensure proper ventilation. Make sure that none of your attic vents are blocked. Proper ventilation will help protect your roof from moisture damage that leads to rot. It also helps cool down your attic and prevents premature shingle failure.
3. Trim overhanging branches. While trees are a great way to add shade and beauty to your home, they can also wreak havoc when an extreme weather event blows them onto your roof. During your annual roofing inspection, ask your roofing company if the team can trim any branches that are growing too close to your roof to prevent damage.
4. Keep your gutters clean. Your gutters are part of the same ecosystem as your roof so be sure to keep them clean and clog-free. Clogged gutters will not be able to divert water away from your roof so you might end up with damage to certain areas, such as your lower deck board.
Whether you are in need of minor roof repairs or are thinking about taking on a siding installation project, turn to the experts at Bradford Xteriors for help. To schedule an appointment, simply give us a call at (614) 483-6215, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Upper Arlington, Dublin and Columbus, OH, as well as their nearby areas.