Replacing your home’s roof represents both an important improvement project and a sizable investment.
But, as necessary as it is to the safety and value of a house, a roof replacement isn’t something homeowners want to repeat every several years.
The good news is you don’t have to, especially if you follow a consistent plan of maintenance and repair. This is especially crucial in the Tulsa region, where beautiful weather can give way to weather extremes like high winds, excessive heat, and heavy rain.
So, what steps can you take to extend the life of your roof? Here’s a look.
Schedule Regular Inspections
There are many reasons why you need to schedule regular roof inspections by a reliable, trusted roofing contractor. For one, it’s a good dose of preventative medicine which prevents minor roofing problems from becoming major ones. A quality contractor will inspect all areas of your roof – from its shingles to its structures – to make sure it’s in the best working condition possible.
While you can schedule your regular roof inspection for any time of the year, it’s always wise to have it inspected before spring storms, including heavy rains, hit the area.
Maintain a Proper Maintenance Plan
As mentioned, roofing systems are vulnerable to weather extremes and potential storm damage, which is why regular maintenance will address problems before they become extensive. A maintenance plan is a proactive approach which may save your home from water damage while extending the life of your roof.
Regular Repair is Preventive Medicine
The small amount of money you spend on regular repairs helps you avoid a significant investment in roof repair or a replacement before your roof has reached its expected lifespan. Your contractor can catch problems early and repair and replace damaged shingles, make sure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and in good working order, replace and repair damaged or loose material around chimneys, vents, and pipes, and more.
Other things you can do to improve your roof’s longevity are to clean your gutters regularly – don’t hesitate to ask for the help of a professional if you aren’t comfortable climbing a ladder to your roof – as well as trimming trees which overhang your roof.
Your Tulsa-area home will benefit from a roof maintenance plan by Perfection Roofing Inc. They’ll set up a maintenance and inspection plan tailor-made for your home.