Preventing Roof Damage

How to Improve the Lifespan of Your Roof

Ultimately, the best way to prevent the deterioration and premature damage of your roof is to ensure that you perform regular maintenance and inspections. Although it can be somewhat time consuming, it’s far less of a hassle than having to deal with a roof that’s never been cared for. If you want to keep your family comfy, dry and safe for plenty of years to come, then it’s best to schedule regular roof inspections. This will practically eliminate the risk of unexpected mold growth, or leaks during a thunderstorm.

Here’s a few methods you can use for preventing roof damage:
1: Gutter Inspections
If you inspect your gutters and consequently clear them of debris and leaves, then you’re much closer to having a longer lasting roof. Just a little bit of extra clutter, when it’s wet, is enough to weigh down the gutter and pull it away from your home, which can be an expensive issue to fix.
2: Skylight Inspections
Similarly to gutter inspections, you’ll want to remove fallen leaves and debris from skylights. They’re a nuisance as they can stick, leaving discoloration or even scratches. While you’re at it, it’s practical to remove any other foreign objects from the vicinity.
3: Attic Inspections
Have a look around your attic and check for any signs of mold growth. Damp or wet spots can be prone to promoting mold growth, so it’s best to check for them too. If you do happen to find mold in your attic, you should contact a professional to remove it.
4: Inspect the General Roof Area
Once you’ve checked your skylights and attic, take a look around your roof and inspect it for any missing chunks of shingles. Clear out any big pieces of debris or branches, because these could have a significant impact on the structural quality of your roof. While you’re there, check for any signs of the chimney deteriorating or vent blockage/breakage.

By following these tips, you’ll have a durable, healthy and reliable roof for many years to come. Roof repair costs are a necessity, but not if you’re preventing roof damage in the first place.

If you’re not sure how to inspect your home’s roof or just not comfortable performing this kind of task, give American Remodeling in Pennsylvania a call today!