Roofs require regular maintenance from professionals to achieve optimal performance and maximize their lifespans. However, make sure you’re doing roof upkeep right, and you’re not neglecting some tasks to ensure your roof is properly maintained.
In this post, here are three errors that can shorten your roof’s lifespan.
1. Poor Gutter Maintenance
Your gutters keep stormwater runoff away from your roof, siding, basement and foundation. They direct water to downspouts and then into an area where it can’t cause damage to your home and yard. Failure to maintain and clean your gutters regularly can result in debris buildup and clogging, which can cause water to back up onto your roof or spill on the sides of your home.
2. Untrimmed Trees
Trees can add to your home’s curb appeal and offer shade to help cool your living spaces. Unfortunately, overgrown trees with branches dangling too close to your roof pose several risks. The branches could poke and create holes in your roof, or they could fall on your roof during a severe storm. Furthermore, the leaves and twigs from surrounding trees can also accumulate in your gutters, potentially causing a blockage in your gutter system. To prevent these issues, hire experts to prune your trees on a regular basis.
3. Improper Attic Ventilation and Insulation
The condition of your attic is crucial to the performance and longevity of your roofing system. If the space is not properly insulated and ventilated, heat could build up and damage your shingles and other roofing components. High humidity levels in the attic can lead to mold growth, rot, shingle blistering, ice dams and other roofing issues. That said, ensure your roof is designed with good ventilation and insulation.
If you want to make the most of your investment, you can always count on the high-quality workmanship provided by Goodrich Roofing. With over 70 years of experience, we guarantee excellent results for any roofing project. Call us at (505) 884-0662, or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.