6 Tips to Increase the Lifespan of Your Asphalt Roof
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6 Tips to Increase the Lifespan of Your Asphalt Roof

On average, an asphalt roof can last up to 25 to 30 years. However, the length it lasts depends on the amount of TLC you put in regularly. When you want your roof to last, there are strategies you can implement for a long, healthy life for your roof.

Here are six tips to increase the lifespan of your roof!

1. Get a Yearly Inspection

An annual or bi-annual inspection is imperative to keep your asphalt roof in excellent condition. A yearly or bi-annual inspection is crucial. Getting on your roof to inspect it will allow you to find any signs of damage early, which will mitigate the cost of repair.

Additionally, inspecting your roof is a perfect time to remove any debris that’s fallen onto it.

2. Clean Your Gutters

Gutters are an integral part of keeping a healthy roof. When gutters become clogged, the chance of water damage to your roof sharply increases. Removing debris such as leaves and twigs will keep a consistent flow of rainwater directly away from your roof and the rest of your property.

3. Trim Overhanging Branches

During severe weather events, the limbs of a tree can turn into dangerous flying debris. If trees close to your home have branches hanging over your roof, trimming them will prevent damage to your roof when severe weather strikes.

4. Properly Insulate Your Attic

During the cold season, ice dams can form on your roof. Ice dams have the potential to inflict thousands of dollars worth of damage to your roof while being a hazard to your and your family.

The number one cause for ice dams forming on your roof is a warm attic. Insulating your attic will keep its temperature relative to the outside, preventing snowmelt.

5. Routine Deep Clean

Over time moisture can accumulate within the crevices of the shingles and produce mold and mildew. To prevent mold and mildew growth, a yearly clean with a power washer should do the trick. A power washer can find its way into these small crevices and dislodge any organic matter.

6. Choose a Reliable Roofing Contractor

Keeping in contact and establishing a relationship with a locally-trusted roofing contractor will prove beneficial to your roof’s lifespan as a reliable source for repair or replacement when the time comes!

Count on Timberline Roofing & Contracting

When you require roof repair or replacement, call on Timberline Roofing & Contracting. Schedule a free quote online, or give us a call at 612-284-5329 for fast help!

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