Tips to Prolong your Roof’s Lifespan

By Stacy Mellete

Tips to Prolong your Roof’s Lifespan 

The roof is one of the most important parts of your house. It protects your family and belongings from the elements. A healthy residential roof Tampa can also boost your home’s curb appeal and resale value.

While your roofing system provides comfort and protection, it requires some TLC, too. 

Here are some maintenance tips to extend the lifespan of your roof:

TIP #1: Clean the Gutters 

Clogged gutters can lead to other roof problems such as leaks and damaged paint on the siding. This can also affect your residential roof ventilation. To avoid this problem, clean the gutters at least twice a week. Be sure to use gloves when removing debris from the downspout. 

It’s also important to check the condition of your roof gutters. Pay attention to any holes or gaps. Use the best sealants to repair cracks and keep them fully functional. 

TIP #2: Get Rid of Moss

Moss and algae growth is another common problem in humid climates like Florida. One way to prevent moss or algae growth is to use chlorine bleach or detergent mixed with water. There are also commercial products you can try to get rid of moss. As much as possible, go for potassium salt based cleaning products.

TIP #3: Trim Overhanging Branches 

Tree-trimming goes a long way toward keeping leaves and moss off of your roof. This can also prevent other structural damages from falling tree branches, especially in high winds. 

TIP #4: Hire a Professional 

Even if you are an avid handyman, it’s best to have your roofing system evaluated by your local roofing contractor. Keep in mind that some roof problems are not easy to detect. A professional can accurately determine all the weak spots of your roof. 

Affordable Roofing Systems is an award-winning Tampa roofer. We offer complete roofing services including roof evaluation, roof repairs, maintenance, and roof replacement. Our roofing professionals are highly skilled, with vast experience in both commercial and residential roofing in Tampa. For inquiries, please give us a call at (813) 542-8462.

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