How To Extend the Lifespan of Your Roof

How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Roof

A roof is a major investment and to ensure you get your money’s worth, it is necessary to keep it well-maintained throughout the year. With additional investments focused on the health of the roof, it can result in a longer lifetime. While some roofing materials last longer than others, each type of material can benefit from ongoing care.

Tips for Keeping Your Roof in Good Condition

As a homeowner living in New York, your roof is faced with several challenges. One is the climate. With weather ranging from hot to cold to mild to severe, it is to your advantage to make sure your roof receives the attention it deserves.

  • Regular inspections
  • Proper ventilation
  • Gutter maintenance
  • Trim trees
  • Leaf removal
  • Professional roof maintenance

Regular Inspections

At the top of the list for ensuring your roof continues to experience good health is inspection. The roofing material is on call 24 hours a day to provide protection, and during those hours, the material is subject to inclement weather (snow, rain, hail, sleet), excessive heat, wildlife and birds trekking across the roof, overhanging tree limbs, mold (accumulated leaves and debris), and normal wear and tear.

Proper Ventilation

Like most materials, roofing needs appropriate ventilation, which allows a smooth flow of air throughout the attic and then exits via roof vents. Proper ventilation is a deterrent to overheating and the development of condensation build-up.

Gutter Maintenance

Keeping the roof free and clear with proper drainage by a well-installed gutter system is another care tip for roof longevity.

Trim Trees

Trees are a lovely addition to the landscape and helpful to the environment, but overhanging limbs can easily lead to roof damage. Also, depending on the type of trees with access to the roof, it can add layers of build-up. This can include, but is not limited to, leaves, acorns, pine needles, dirt, nuts, tree fruit, and other debris. 

It is important to have tree limbs trimmed periodically to prevent debris build-up and to also prevent limbs from coming into contact with the roofing material. For example, a tree limb constantly butting against an area of an asphalt shingle roof results in damage to the material that can lead to leaks.

Leaf Removal

Depending on how active the tree may be, it can help determine a schedule of when the debris needs to be blown off the roof’s surface. Seasonal leaf dropping, or seasonal blooming of a flowering tree or fruit or berry tree means excessive debris on the roof. Accumulated debris left unattended affects the health of the roof.

Professional Roof Maintenance

The way homeowners can address issues affecting the roof is by using the expert services of a professional roofing company. An expert team will have the experience and equipment necessary to do a complete job from one end of the roof to the other. The company will also know which permits, if any, are required to do roofing or tree maintenance in New York.

Benefits of Using Our Services at Elite Homes of NY

Our expert roofing contractors in Queens, NY, and the surrounding areas know what it takes to keep your roof functioning at peak performance. We offer multiple solutions, affordable prices, and a highly trained team of professionals. When our team of experienced roofers is onsite, you can rest assured your roof is receiving thorough care and treatment. Our residential services include:

  • Asphalt shingle
  • Flat roofing
  • Metal roofing
  • Roofing inspections
  • Roofing repairs

Contact Our Roofing Specialists

You are in control of the services that can extend your home’s lifespan, starting with a call to our company. When you need the services of a Bronx roofer or roofing help in one of the other locations we serve, contact us about doing the job. You can rely on us to provide the services to help keep your home’s roof at its best.

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