A roof is a major investment on a home, so it only makes sense that you would want to do everything that you can to protect it. Some easy routine maintenance can significantly extend the life your roof. Check out a few things that you can do.
Regular inspections of your roof are important for many reasons. They will ensure the safety of your home and everyone inside of it. It's important to catch small repairs and have them taken care of immediately before they turn into large repairs, or even a new roof.
Making sure that your roof is properly ventilated is a critical part of increasing its lifespan. Poor attic ventilation is known to cause premature aging and damage to roofs. Without the proper airflow, attics can reach extremely hot temperatures, which can penetrate insulation, damage paint, wallpaper, and flooring, and overheat roof shingles. This will cause the roof shingles to decay more quickly, as well as weaken the rafters. Improper ventilation can also cause moisture to collect and build up under the roof.
Insulation is something that's placed inside of walls and attics in order to keep homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Not only will it provide you with comfort, but it will reduce your energy bills, protect the structure of your home, and extend the life of your roof as well. Your roof temperature can rise up to 90 degrees higher than the actual air temperature. Insulation acts as a reflector of the heat, decreasing that very high temperature and keeping your roof safer.
Contact us today at Midwest Roofing to learn more about what you can do to help extend the life of your roof.