After investing in a new roof, it’s only natural to want that roof to last for years to come. Although the type of material you choose for your roof will affect your roof’s longevity the most, there are some measures you can take to extend the life of your roof.
Have a Professional Inspect Your Roof Periodically
Much like other systems in your home, your roof needs a periodic inspection. A roofing professional will come to your home and assess the state of your roof. At Intelligent Design, when we do an inspection, we look for common problems and problems that are often overlooked. From ice dams to loose nails to missing shingles, we want to make sure that your roof is in tip-top shape. whether you just got it or you’ve had it a few years.
Get Roof Repairs as Soon as Possible
Another way you can extend the life of your new roof is to ensure you get repairs when you need them. Whether you are experiencing a small leak or you find a crack, allowing your roof to remain in this state will only make matters worse. In the instance of a water leak, a delay can lead to the growth of mold and moss, which can potentially be a health hazard for your entire family. By getting your roofing repairs in a timely manner you reduce the chances that your roof repair will be exacerbated.
Have the Right Type and Amount of Insulation in Your Attic
Have you ever been in your attic in the summer months? If you have, then you know how scorching hot your attic can get on a relatively cool day. Can you imagine being up there when it’s blistering hot outside? Well, your roofing system is there every day protecting your home. One way you can ensure it lasts for years to come is to have the right type and amount of insulation in your attic. If you don’t, then your shingles will become worn and dated from enduring high temperatures on either side.
Our team at Intelligent Design Corp wants to make sure you are satisfied with your roofing years after the install. One way to do that is to help you maintain your roof for years. If you hired another contractor and find that your new roof has problems, we are happy to help you fix your roofing problems so that both your family and your home are safe and secure under a long-lasting roofing.
If you are in the market for a new roof, we welcome a call from you as well. We provide quotes and advice to ensure you get the roof you need.