Take Care Of Your Roof So It Can Take Care Of You
A common misconception among homeowners is that once you have a roof, you can simply leave it alone until you need a new one. However, this is far from the truth. Parts of the roof, such as flashings and boots, require regular maintenance. Moss, mold, ceased or torn shingles and other problems such as these need to be addressed to prolong the life of your roof so you don’t need to spend unnecessary costs on a replacement.
A few ways to make your roof last longer are:
- Maintaining your roof regularly.
- Keeping your roof and gutters clean.
- Replacing missing shingles promptly after they go missing.
- Trimming branches off trees that surround your house.
The key to getting your roof to last longer is cleaning and maintenance. Additionally, if you do need to clean or maintain your roof, you should be careful not to step directly on your roof when doing so, as that could also damage it. To learn more about getting your roof to last longer, contact us today.
The average life expectancy of a roof is around 20-30 years. Some things that can affect the overall life expectancy of your roof include:
- The type of roof you have.
- How well your roof was installed.
- The type of weather your roof is exposed to.
There are some types of roofs, such as slate or metal, that can last around 50 years or longer. No matter what type of roof you have, keeping your roof regularly maintained is the best way to get the most out of your roof’s life expectancy. To find out more about the average life expectancy of your roof and when you should have it replaced, call us today.
You should clean your roof once every year. If it is newer, you may only need to clean it once every two years initially. Having your roof cleaned by a roofing contractor is a good way to also have any missing, cracked or damaged shingles spotted before leaks can form. To get more information on when you should get your roof cleaned, contact Kee Roofing today.
A few signs your roof needs to be replaced include:
- Cracked or curled shingles.
- Your roof looks worn or has streaks of discoloration.
- Your roof is over 20 years old.
- Moss is growing between your shingles.
Another way to know when you should have your roof replaced is when your neighbors begin to get their roofs replaced. Since the houses surrounding your home were likely built around the same time and go through similar weather conditions, it is an easy indicator that you should replace your roof soon. Give us a call today to get your roof replaced.
How You Maintenance Plan Works
We will inspect your roof and check for issues such as leaks, creased or torn shingles, tree damage, hail and wind damage and more, so problem areas are identified before they can turn into bigger problems and damage your home’s interior and impact your stress levels. Our inspection includes:
Check your pipe jack boots and install new rain caps.
Check wall, dormer and chimney flashings.
Look for and resolve nail pops or exposed nail-heads.
Repair or replace up to five (5) damaged shingles.
Provide photos of problem areas that may require additional repairs.
Advise if any wind or hail damages are found that may qualify for an insurance claim.
Even things that seem normal may impact your roof’s longevity. For example, if your home is located in a wooded area or is surrounded by trees, you may commonly observe debris such as branches and leaves falling on your roof. Because this is a common occurrence, you may not think anything of it. However, this debris can cause to back up under the shingles and cause water damming or become lodged underneath the shingles. In the long term, blowing these leaves and branches away from the roof is a good solution. But in the moment, we will check for any damage that may immediately threaten your home.
Regular roof inspections are essential not only for keeping your roof in good condition, but also for keeping your home safe. And with over 30 years of experience in the roof maintenance field, you can rest assured that when you call KEE Roofing® to work on your home, you will have a reliable, seasoned roofing partner focusing on your needs!
Trust Your Roof Maintenance to KEE Roofing®
Our knowledgeable team take great pride in their work and also in the appearance of your home. We will inspect your roof and provide a detailed assessment of its condition, and when the job is done, we will leave your property in a clean condition you can be proud of — all at an affordable price! Keep your roof in tip top shape all year round with KEE Roofing®.