4 Tips to Increase Your Roof’s Longevity

Your roof is one of your home’s main defenses against the elements. Without proper care and maintenance, it can easily break down or even corrode, so that its effectiveness may be compromised. As your professional roofer, WABO Roofing can give you some simple maintenance tips that can extend the life of your roof.

Roofs Longevity

1. Clean the Gutters

Clogged up gutters are a major risk factor that may result in different issues if left unchecked. A clogged gutter is not effective in keeping rainwater and snowmelt away from your home. The pooling water may affect your fascia and soffit boards. It can cause all sorts of problems with your siding, walls, electrical wiring and the foundation of your home. It can also encourage the growth of mold.

2. Check the Attic Ventilation

Heat builds up in an attic that doesn’t have enough ventilation while one with too much ventilation might have problems with leaks and moisture. When heat builds up below your roof, it slowly destroys your roofing system. It may cause your asphalt shingles to become brittle, for example. We can help you fix your vents if you call for a professional roof repair. Don’t wait for your roof to sustain more damage.

3. Remove Debris From Your Roof

Twigs, leaves and branches may not look like they can cause a major problem, but not getting rid of them may lead to roofing issues. Water may pool where the debris is on your roof, leading to the growth of moss. Some overhanging branches may also scratch your roof and damage it whenever the wind blows. Small animals and insects may use overhanging branches as a highway to get to your roof. 

While it may be risky for you to climb onto your roof and clean it, you can call a professional to do it for you for a reasonable fee. This simple activity is enough to add years to the life of your roofing system.

4. Contact a Contractor

To ensure your roof is always in shape, call a roof contractor for a professional inspection and for minor fixes or preventive maintenance. You can call us to perform these or to provide you with a new roof replacement

Contact WABO Roofing at (832) 304-2800. Let’s talk about keeping your roof in Cypress or Houston, TX, or in any nearby neighborhood, in great shape for a long time.

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