4 Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Your Residential Roof

Updated: Oct 31

Some occasional maintenance can add years to the life of your residential roof. Use the following roofing maintenance tips to help protect your investment and, ultimately, your family:

Clean Your Gutters Often

Inspect Your Roof Regularly

Cut Back Tree Branches

Repair or Replace Damaged Shingles

1. Clean Your Gutters Often

With Autumn right around the corner, this is your reminder to clean leaves and debris from your gutters at least twice a year. When leaves and debris fill your gutters, rain can't properly drain. When this happens water sits stagnant in your gutter trough and settles against your roof. Clogged gutters can damage your roof and even the foundation of your home if left untreated. If you have cleaned your gutters and water is still not draining properly, contact us and we'll come inspect your gutters free of charge.

2. Inspect Your Roof Regularly

Regular roof inspections can help identify issues before they become major problems. We recommend inspecting your roof at least twice per year. You can take a look at it from the ground or climb onto your roof, if you feel comfortable doing so. If you're not sure what to look for, call a professional roofing contractor who will do a thorough inspection of your roof and share photos of any damage that is found. That way, you'll know exactly what needs to be repaired.

At Carolina Custom Roofing, inspections are always free.

3. Cut Back Tree Branches

Trees near or above the roof of your home should be trimmed regularly. This will keep large limbs from banging against or falling onto your roof during a storm. Some trees can also cause a buildup of algae or mold on your roof which can cause damage and leaks over time.

4. Repair or Replace Damaged Shingles

In the Piedmont Triad, homes are affected by numerous storms every year. Strong winds can loosen shingles and hail can create divots in your roof which could make your shingles deteriorate faster. Both of these instances can lead to leaks in your roof. If left untreated, water can begin creeping beneath your shingles. This could result in added expenses and major property damage. If you suspect a storm, strong wind, rain or hail may have compromised your residential or commercial roof, schedule a professional roof inspection immediately. Making repairs shortly after the damage occurs can save you thousands in costly repairs and replacement in the future.

Do You Need Help Maintaining Your Roof?

We will be happy to give you guidance and answer any questions you have. Contact us to schedule a free roofing system inspection or to get a no-obligation roof or gutter estimate.

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