The average lifetime for an asphalt shingles roof is 15-20 years, but this lifetime comes only when the roof is taken care of the right way. Many potential dangers stand in the way of your roof’s lifetime. It’s vital that you do all that’s possible to avoid these dangers and protect your roof. Keep the tips below in mind to go the extra mile to protect your roof the way that it should be.
Schedule Maintenance Service
Preventing roofing issues before they occur is ideal. It’s less expensive to prevent problems than to repair them, and much less stressful, too. Call a roofing company once per year to maintain the roof and ensure that it is in the best condition throughout the year.
Clean the Gutters
Dirty gutters affect the foundation of the home, but also impact the roof, too. The best way to avoid any exterior issues at your home is to maintain clean gutters. You can clean your own gutters or call professionals out to handle the job.
Install a Roof Snow Alarm
Install a quality roof snow alarm system at your home to keep snow on the roof from piling up and causing trouble. For many people, snow causes considerable damage to their roof every winter. Don’t allow this to occur at your home and install this alarm to alert you of heavy snow that’s detrimental to the roof.
Prevent Ice Dams
Ice dams are build-ups of snow on the eaves of the home. This is a problem that not only increases safety risks, but also potentially damages the roof itself. It’s easy to prevent ice dams. Add roof vents and soffits, close attic bypasses, and ensure that the attic is well insulated to minimize ice dam risks.