homeowner cleaning gutters as part of Houston roof maintenance

How To Make Your Houston Roof Last

We all want to keep our home looking beautiful while also ensuring it is well protected. The average roof lasts 15-20 years, but we live in a climate that is prone to severe weather like hurricanes and heavy rains, which are known to cause Houston roof damage and significantly shorten the lifespan of Houston roofing. If you want to keep your roof in good shape and make the most of its remaining years, our Houston roof experts offer the following roof maintenance tips. 

Ways to Make Your Houston Roofing Last

Take advantage of our unseasonably warm weather and consider tackling the following projects before temperatures drop again:

  • Clean Your Gutters: Autumn leaves have been falling steadily for a few months, which means your gutters could be clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris, which means they aren’t able to do their job effectively. When rain falls, especially if it’s a heavy downpour, your gutters are designed to divert the water from your roof and to the ground below. When they’re clogged, however, the water pools on your roof’s surface instead, soaking your shingles and breaking them down over time. As you clean your gutters, look for evidence of loose shingle granules, which is a sign that your shingles have deteriorated significantly and are no longer strong enough to protect your home. This usually suggests that it’s time for a Houston roof replacement.
  • Keep tree limbs and branches away from your roof: If you’re lucky enough to have large shade trees in your yard, you want to make sure there are no limbs or branches hanging too close to your Houston roofing. If that tree branch were to break and crash on your roof, the impact can easily cause Houston roof damage by cracking your shingles, gutters, flashing, and other roofing structures. Our Houston roof experts strongly recommend hiring a professional arborist to remove these potentially damaging limbs, however, as they know how to trim them with less risk of unintentional impact with your roof in the process.
  • Keep Your Shingles Clean: Over time, moisture can build up on your Houston roofing, especially in our humid climate, which leads to moss growth. Not only is moss growth an unsightly problem, it can also trap that moisture to your roof’s surface, deteriorating your shingles beyond repair. While determining the underlying cause of the moss growth is imperative, you also want to use a special cleaning solution (found in most hardware stores) to remove it in the meantime. Be careful, though! Scrubbing or power washing your shingles will only make matters worse, as it will remove granules from your shingles, rendering them unable to protect your home. 
  • Schedule a Seasonal Roof Inspection: The most important way to make your Houston roof last is to schedule a professional roof inspection every six months. Our Houston roof experts know the importance of identifying any underlying roof damage early, therefore we proudly perform thorough roof inspections so you can be sure nothing is overlooked. During this process, we’ll assess the condition of your roof and the presence and extent of any roof damage. Sometimes we uncover enough issues to recommend a Houston roof replacement, which we can complete quickly and with the quality craftsmanship that has made us the best in the business for over 40 years.

What If I Need A Houston Roof Replacement?

Even the most attentive and regular homeowner maintenance can’t make your roof last forever, especially if it is damaged or reaching the end of its lifespan. If our Houston roof experts recommend a Houston roof replacement during your inspection, we’d be honored to complete the work for you. We’ve built a reputation as the top Houston roofing contractor thanks to years of experience, skilled professionals, satisfied customers, and a streamlined process. We offer flexible, in-house financing, a variety of materials to fit your preference and budget, and can help you determine if your homeowners insurance policy may cover all or part of the cost for your Houston roof replacement.

Houston Roof Maintenance and Houston Roof Replacement With Amstill

Whether you want to make your existing roof last a few more years or know it’s time for a full Houston roof replacement, call our Houston roof experts today to schedule an appointment. We offer free roof inspections and estimates, performed by a licensed Houston roofer who is an expert in the field. Don’t put off your Houston roof maintenance needs and risk potential roof damage. Call us today!