Tips to Extend the Life of Your Roof

It’s common for property owners to view their roof as “set it and forget it” but the truth is your roof is your properties first line of defense against the elements. Whether you are a homeowner or the owner of a commercial property, replacing a roof can be an expensive burden and having a roof maintenance plan in place could save you thousands in repair or replacement cost. Preventative maintenance is the best solution to extending the life of your roof. Here are some things you can do.

Replace Damaged or Missing Shingles

Shingles that have a minor tear can be easily repaired with roofing sealant however, shingles that are cracked or missing a piece should be replaced as soon as it’s noticed. Although this might sound like a simple task, you might want to leave it a professional. Something as simple as walking on a damaged shingle while inspecting your roof or nailing over an existing nail could damage your roof even more.

Routine Roof Inspections

Have your roof inspected regularly for current problems or areas that could potentially be a problem in the future. Spotting and fixing these early could prevent things such as leaks which could cause structural damage to your property. Having an authorized contractor inspect your property twice a year could prevent future costly repairs.

Keep The Roof and Gutters Clean

Debris such as leaves & tree branches can build up over time adding weight to the roof, clog downspouts and can create standing water which is an ideal environment for mildew and mold to grow. Standing water could eventually work its way inside of your home or building causing leaks. Regularly cleaning the debris from your roof and gutters allows water to drain properly.

Maximize the life span of your roof with a routine maintenance plan. Contact Avid to request a quote today! Call us at (833) GET-AVID or email us at info@avidcontractors.com

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