Increasing the Longevity of Your Roof

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Increasing the Longevity of Your Roof

Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements; it protects you and the contents of your home, so how can you protect it? Making sure your roof stays well protected is simple, though the measures you take will depend on the roofing material and type of roof on your home or business. Keeping your roof safe and healthy will ensure that it will last for as long as possible and remain free from damage which would result in a repair or replacement.

Raising the Roof

Your roof has already been raised for a while now but taking a moment to elevate its status and bring it into focus is a good idea at least once a year. Taking some time to perform a yearly or twice-yearly inspection of your roof can help you to monitor how well it is holding up, and it will give you an idea of any repairs or maintenance you need to perform. If you see any damage, drying out, dents, cracks, or anything else that may be of concern, it is likely time to get a consultation for a repair or schedule maintenance.

Aging Gracefully

Some roofing materials age more gracefully than others, but when they have been taken care of, all roofing materials can age elegantly and protect your home for their longest possible lifespan. If you are not sure whether your roof is facing the elements well, you can look for common signs that your roof is due for a repair or cleaning. 

If you have metal roofing, discoloration or warping are signs that your roof is due for a repair. If you have shingles, you can tell if they are ready for maintenance or repair if they seem faded, brittle, or have visible damage. Finally, if you have a flat roof, monitoring your roof for any loose material, rips, or cracks can be a good way to assess the damage. If your roof is damaged or showing signs of age, taking steps to remediate the issue as soon as possible will ensure that your roof is ready to take on the challenge of time and the elements once again.

Preserve Your Roofing Materials

All roofing materials have an eventual expiry date, though some last far longer than others. With metal roofing, you will likely only ever have to perform small repairs throughout its lifespan. Similarly, with all forms of flat roof material, small repairs and eventual replacement will be in order. However, with shingles, there is an additional step you can take to ensure your roof is well-protected. Tesson Roofing and Exteriors, LLC offer a service for shingles, using the Greener Shingles solution, which moisturizes your shingles, making them flexible again. Getting the Greener Shingles solution for your roof can greatly extend its lifespan and keep it looking almost brand new!

Final Thoughts

Your roof protects you tirelessly, so it deserves some tender love and care when age and the elements take their toll. Taking the time to restore and repair your roof when it needs attention will help to preserve it for as long as possible before needing a replacement. If you need a roof repair or restoration and need a reliable service provider, contact Tesson Roofing and Exteriors, LLC for a free estimate.