How to Improve the Life of Your Roof

Our handy guide will help extend the life of your roof. Roof repairs and restorations should be performed as required, but utilising the tips in our “How to Improve the Life of Your Roof” guide will extend the lifespan of your roof, and will cost you far less money.

1. Roof Maintenance

Moss, sticks, dirt and grime build up on your roof over time. It can not only make your roof look bad, but also impact your roof structurally. A comprehensive roof maintenance program should be on every home-owners list of household maintenance. Roof maintenance actions should include a record of actions performed, regularly scheduled inspections by licensed roof experts (Changing Roofs, perhaps?), and repairs as required if approved by your roofing specialist. Make sure that repairs are actually done in a timely manner and that the repairs are done correctly.

2. Gutter Cleaning

Cleaning your gutters is imperative to having a structurally sound, healthy roof. Cleaning the guttering is rarely on a homeowners on the to-do list, yet it is one of the most common causes of issues with your roof! 

Twigs, leaves, dirt and more will build up in your guttering over time. This debris will surely soak up moisture and voer time, increase in weight. This added weight puts stress on the gutters and their hanging brackets, and can pull the gutters right off your house. Remember to use gloves, as cleaning your gutters can be dangerous. You can also prolong the maintenance time of your gutters by using a gutter guard to slow the build up of debris.

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