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How to Make Your Roof Last Longer

The roof over your head is one of the most important (and expensive!) parts of your home, so it’s critical to protect your investment by making it last as long as possible. Barring a severe storm, a typical roof can last up to 20 years, however, many factors will determine its lifespan – the type of materials used, the original installation, and of course, maintenance. Here, the roofing specialists at Performance Roofing offer tips to extend the lifespan of your roof.

Have your roof professionally inspected.For obvious reasons, you may not notice that your roof has an issue until a leak has occurred. This is why you should have your roof inspected by a professional roofing company, such as Performance Roofing in Orlando, FL, at least once a year. If you notice algae growth, damaged or missing shingles, sagging and wet spots on the ceiling, run (don’t walk) to the phone and give us a call at 407.974.7675!

Clean the gutters. Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, with fall and spring being the ideal times to do so. When gutters are not properly maintained, they will overflow and get clogged. This can cause water to get into your sheathing which can lead to rotting.

Trim tree branches. Falling trees and branches are the number one cause of roof damage, so it’s a good idea to make sure your branches are at least 10 feet away from the roof. Trimming branches will not only help to prevent damage to your roof, but it will also keep unwanted pests away. Please note, we highly recommend hiring a professional tree-trimming company! Trimming trees is more dangerous than you may think!

Keep your roof clean. The debris that builds up on your roof will eventually start to decompose and cause problems for your shingles and sheathing. Keep debris to a minimum by sweeping/blowing off your roof once or twice a year. You can also use a leaf blower, but do not use a pressure washer as high pressure can damage the shingles. If this is not a project you want to tackle, call the roofing specialists at Performance Roofing!

Performance Roofing – Orlando’s Premier Residential or Multi-Family Roofing Contractor

Finding the best roofing contractor for regular maintenance and repairs can be a challenge, but you can trust that your roof is in excellent hands with Performance Roofing! Please call us today at 407.974.7675 to learn more about our residential and multi-family roofing maintenance, repair, and installation services.