Extending your roof’s lifespan involves proper maintenance, but many homeowners fall short at this because they underestimate threats and put too much faith in their roofing materials. Even with faultless installation, roofs can fail prematurely when they’re not correctly maintained.
To Goodrich Roofing, these are some of the best ways to extend your roofing system’s service life:
Keeping Moss Growth in Check
It may seem harmless (albeit unattractive), but moss is a silent menace because it holds water. When this plant grows on already damaged roof areas, moisture can easily wreak havoc on susceptible construction materials like wood or steel.
Eradication should start early because moss’s green foliage can be easily swept off at its infancy. However, intense measures may be necessary when it has already proliferated, which must only be done by professionals.
Upgrading to Seamless Gutters
Going seamless helps reduce the chances of water leakage. Sectional gutters rely heavily on sealant to be pieced together, which wears away with exposure to the elements. On the other hand, seamless gutter systems consist of unmarred pieces of metal fabricated to the exact dimensions of your roofing. They contain no ridges along the bottom of each piece, allowing any debris to flow freely with the water.
Spotting and Repairing Leak Sources ASAP
In most cases, leaks only happen when their sources aren’t fixed soon enough. Regular checkups allow professionals to uncover every single cause for concern and stop leakage before it happens.
The coating acts as a fresh layer of protection, shielding roofing materials from inclement weather. When applied at the right time, it can put the roof’s aging process on hold. It reflects the sun’s infrared light to keep roof’s surface temperature low and intercept damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Every roof demands a unique set of maintenance practices to survive its entire lifespan. Call Goodrich Roofing at (505) 219-4450 now to determine the best ways to add more years to your roof’s life and receive a FREE estimate. We proudly serve residential and commercial property owners in New Mexico.