Your standard asphalt roofing has an average lifespan of 20 to 25 years, but this isn’t counting elemental damage over the years. While the materials used in the construction of the roof do affect its longevity, there are steps you can take to help increase your roofing’s lifespan. The local trusted roofing company, Innovative Roofing and Siding, Inc. lists five ways.
1. Clean the Gutters
A clogged gutter system will overflow and encourage water to seep into the roof’s deck board along the gutterline. So make it a habit to clean your gutters every other week so that your roof, the exterior walls and foundation do not experience water damage.
2. Do Preventative Repair
Do not discount small leaks and the little things that might need repairing. Even the smallest leak, after all, can quickly become a large and expensive problem in the long run. We recommend having us do preventative roof repair that addresses existing problems and protects your roof from future ones, too.
3. Clean Your Roof
While a few branches, twigs, and leaves on the roof may seem harmless, they do add give it unnecessary weight. Branches scratching your roof can also strip away the protective waterproofing granules, so have these cut down to prevent long-term damage.
4. Properly Ventilate Your Attic Space
Too much heat and moisture can negatively affect your roofing, particularly the actual “foundation” that puts the roof in its place. Moisture damage, in particular, can cause long-term damage to the roof and make its surface flimsy. Make sure your attic space has proper circulation to prevent this.
5. Professional Servicing
Finally, it’s always better to have a professional roofing company do the repair and maintenance work for you. Our team has the experience and skill to address even the trickiest roofing projects and ensure that your roof operates for a long time.
Need residential or commercial roofing services? Then give us a call at (865) 688-2888 for more information on our services. We offer roof repair and other services to homeowners throughout the Knoxville, TN area.