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4 Tips to Extend Your Roof’s Life

Professional roofer

Professional roofer

Roofs don’t last forever, but you can extend their life with regular maintenance. (DepositPhotos)

Unfortunately, roofs aren’t made to last forever. To make matters worse, many people skip routine maintenance and repairs, only realizing they have a roof problem when they have a major expense on their hands.

Although you can’t make your roof last a lifetime, you can lengthen its life with proper maintenance and repairs.

Here are some steps you can take to extend its lifespan and prevent damage.



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1. Clean the Gutters

Over time, rain causes water and debris to accumulate in your gutters. The added weight puts strain on your roof, which can weaken the structural integrity and cause early breakage.

In extreme cases, overflowing gutters could even weaken the roof to the point of collapse. Older gutters can also be a haven for mold to grow unnoticed, which can then spread to the rest of your roof.

To prevent roof leaks and mold, grab a ladder and some gloves and start cleaning your gutters.

Next, install gutter guards, like GutterBrush. They’re the first line of defense because they keep leaves out of your gutters.

You can also hire professional gutter-cleaning services to make sure that yours are always spotless.

Roof trusses

Roof trusses

Your roof is only as strong as its support underneath. (DepositPhotos)

2. Check the Supports

Roofs are durable, but they still need support. Roof trusses span the width of the roof and provide support without the need for columns. Like any other support in the home, though, they can weaken over time, and may need to be replaced in older homes to prevent larger problems from occurring.

Different styles of roof trusses hold their own advantages, so you’ll want to research them and find the right fit for your roof.

Also, your roof is only as durable as its materials.
Some metal roofs can last up to 50 years compared to other types.

Metal roof

Metal roof

A metal roof can last up to 50 years, making it a durable, cost-effective option for your home.

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