Roofs are rated to last between 20 and 40 years, depending on how they are rated and despite the weather in your region. Although, there are factors you can influence to help your roof last longer. Doing regular maintenance will help keep your roof in top condition.
Having the right ventilation for the home. This means having soffits, and gable vents for intake ventilation or exhaust ventilation, like ridge vents, turbines, air hocks and electric turtle vents. Without the proper ventilation, any moisture and a lack of airflow will cause the roofing materials to age prematurely.
Annually, clean out all the vents and ventilation system. Over a year, debris, dust and cobwebs can build up creating drag in the vents and prohibiting good airflow. Leaving the buildup in the vents can create the same issues as not having ventilation.
After cleaning out the vents and ventilation, seal around pipes, vents and touch up the paint on any areas where there is exposed metal. This will prevent rusting.
Clean out the gutters and don’t allow debris to build up in the drains. Too much debris can create a dam. When the gutters overflow, they can cause damage to your roof and interior damage to your home.
While any of these tips can be completed by a homeowner, a roof replacement company near your home in Loveland can easily do these same tasks for a fee. Schroeder Roofing would love to help keep your roof maintained. Call us to schedule regular roof maintenance and keep your roof protecting your home for it’s full life.