A Houston roof tends to last 10 years, on average, but they can last 15 or 20 years, or even upwards of 30. This, of course, depends on what roofing materials your home has and how long they last. In order to prolong the life of your roof, we always recommend getting Pearland roof repairs when they become necessary. This prevents solvable issues from becoming unfixable and devastating, which, in turn, prevents premature roof replacement. If you just got a Pearland roof repair, here are 3 easy ways to maintain your roof so it lasts as long as it possibly can.
1: Clean Out Your Gutters
You must clean your gutters at least twice a year because they deflect precipitation away from your roof. In Houston, we are no strangers to the dangers of roof rain damage. Roof valleys are responsible for guiding rainwater toward your gutters, which collect the water and enable it to flow out through the downspouts.
During a storm and from everyday weather, twigs, leaves, seeds, and other types of debris will inevitably end up in your gutters, which can clog them if never addressed. If your gutters are clogged, this means the water can’t properly flow out to the downspout. It has to go somewhere though, so it will tend to pool up onto your roof and soak your shingles, soon seeping into your home. This also creates a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.
2: Trim Your Tree Branches
If you have large trees in your backyard, their branches may hang over your roof. When wind picks up and/or as the seasons change, you may find increased debris on your roof and in your gutters. Overhanging tree branches also give critters access to your roof and your home, which can become disastrous. To avoid clogged gutters, sneaky critters, and punctured roof shingles, it is critical that you trim any overhanging branches.
3: Regular Roof Inspection
Seasonal Pearland roof inspections are a great way to check on your roof’s general condition and that you are properly maintaining it. At Amstill Roofing we offer free roof inspections, so we will gladly check on your roof, make note of any signs of damage, and advise you on how to handle them.
Amstill Roofing Can Help You Prolong The Life Of Your Pearland Roof
If you recently got a Pearland roof repair or replacement, it’s great that you want to take care of it and make the investment worth it! To get your roof inspected, please contact us so we can continue to help you take the best care of your roof.