Most roofing systems have an average lifespan of 20 to 30 years. However, so many factors come into play for your roof to meet its maximum lifespan.
For example, for most roofing materials such as metal roofing, the quality of the material often dictates the longevity of your roofing; a high-end metal can last up to 70years, while a lightweight metal can last 15-20 years.
On the other hand, slate is a pricier roofing material but promises a life expectancy of 100 years.
Whatever your roof’s lifespan projection is, the maintenance you give it matters a lot if you want to attain its maximum lifespan.
Here are some maintenance tips to apply:
- Keep the trees near your house trimmed
Falling leaves and twigs can end up clogging your gutter system and causing water damage to your roofing system. In addition, strong winds can break off a big chunk of a tree branch, and when it lands on your roofing, it will cause damage.
- Carry out a regular roof inspection
Your roof bears everything mother nature throws at it. Assessing it regularly helps identify any roofing problems before they become a major issue.
Hiring professional roofing inspections twice a year will go a long way in extending your roof’s lifespan.
- Fortify your roofing, especially if you live in areas with harsh weather conditions
Fortifying your roof makes it tougher against harsh weather. You can do this by installing metal flashings on the roof’s edges or applying roof sealant to hold it securely in place.
- Scrape off snow and ice off your roof
The last thing you should allow to accumulate on your roof is snow. The weight of snow alone can collapse your roof, and if that doesn’t happen, you will be dealing with ice dams.
So, as soon as snow hits or when the snow is about 6 inches in depth, we recommend you scrape it off your roof.
- Carry out roof repairs as soon as they occur
If left unattended, issues such as leaks can quickly become a significant problem. That is why once you notice any signs of roof damage, have a professional roofer do the repairs.
Hire Wright Way Roofing & Construction for Your Roofing Maintenance
We understand the importance of protecting your roof integrity. That is why we offer regular roof maintenance services, leak repairs, and a good deal of free roof inspections, among other roofing services.
Call us today for all your roofing needs.
We serve the community of Oklahoma City, OK, and the surrounding areas.