Whether you are selling your home in the near future, the lifespan of your roof is something that you should be taking into account. Your home’s roof is important for several reasons.
It protects you and your family from the weather and has a certain value to it that can increase or decrease the overall value of your home.
So if you are planning to sell your home at any point in the near or distant future, it is crucial that you take steps to increase the lifespan of your roof.
A completely damaged roof is one of the hardest things to replace especially considering the fact that it is a very large investment. Depending on the size of the home and the roofing material you choose, you can end up spending thousands of dollars on a replacement.
An easier way to increase the lifespan of your roof is to have it inspected and repaired by a roofing contractor.
If you’re based in McKinney or nearby cities in Texas, SR1roofing offers free inspection and estimates, make use of these services today.
With that aside, there are many roofing materials, some are more conducive and have a larger lifespan, others last between 10 to 20 years only before needing a full replacement.
With that said, as a homeowner in Texas, you have probably thought about the ways to keep your roof intact and looking as young as possible for as long as possible.
Here are a few roof maintenance tips from roofing experts at SR1 Roofing to help you extend the life of your roof.
Gutters are an extremely important part of extending the lifespan of your roof. Gutters catch the debris and leave that fall on your roof and they direct water away from the roof, the downspouts, and the foundations. They are extremely important for directing excess water away from the roof.
So, naturally, the health of your gutters is very important. Experts recommend maintaining your gutters every spring to make sure that they are ready for the extreme temperatures of the upcoming seasons.
Do your best to make sure they are securely fastened to the home and that they do not have any holes or gaps in them with caulk. Clean them thoroughly and remove any collected debris and leaves so the excess water from rain or melted ice can move through smoothly.
SR1 Roofing offers professional gutter services. Get in touch with them for a free inspection and estimate for repairing.
Trimming your trees properly is another important step towards extending the life of your roof. Tree branches can easily rub against the rooftop or they can even blow onto the roof during a heavy storm or high winds. This can considerably damage your roof, skylights, and chimneys.
So it is in your best interest to keep the trees around your home well-trimmed, especially those which are nearest to the roof. Doing so will considerably increase the lifespan of your roof regardless of which material it is made with.
If your roof leaks, it can create several problems for not only the roof itself but also elsewhere in your home. This can result in a loss of time and money in the future. Make sure that your roof is completely watertight to extend its life and protect your home.
You can ensure this by sealing any holes around the joints, corners, or chimneys on the roof. Using a caulking gun to seal these cracks and holes.
You can only do so much for your roof unless you are a professional. To ensure that your roof is fully functional and free of damage and problems, it is a very good idea to have a roofing contractor come and inspect your roof.
SR1 Roofing offers free residential roof inspections and estimates. They know exactly what to look for and they can quickly identify the problems and fix and questionable conditions with the roof. So extend the life of your roof by following the above roof maintenance tips and save money in the long-term, Get in touch with a roofing contractor today.
Trevor is an ex-firefighter / paramedic for the city of Keller for eight years and also has a 10- year background in the construction and restoration industry.
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