Installing a new roof can be expensive, and you don’t want to have to do it any sooner than necessary. The average roof lasts about 25 to 30 years, depending on the type of roof you have. If you have a basic shingle roof, you can expect to replace your roof every 20 to 25 years.
However, if you do not maintain your roof, it will not last those entire two decades. Instead, your roof could start showing significant wear and need to be replaced sooner rather than later. If you don’t want that to happen, follow these tips for maintaining your roof and making it last longer.
- Make sure there are no trees overhanging your roof.
- Keep your roof free of leaves and debris.
- Clean your gutters regularly.
In addition to these tips, you should get your roof professionally cleaned about once every few years. You should also get regular roof inspections. Any time you have a roof installation, such as an air conditioner, you should have a roof inspection to ensure that the roof seal is properly maintained. You should also get a roof inspection every year if your roof is over 15 years old. If you don’t know the age of your roof, you should get an inspection as soon as possible.
If you take care of your roof and get regular roof inspections and repairs when needed, you will get a full lifetime out of your roof. This can save you a lot of money in the long run, as well as give you additional time to save for the project when it does become necessary.
If you need a roof inspection, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.