A proven factor in extending the life of your roof is proper maintenance. We understand it isn’t easy with all of the time-consuming pressures of daily life that most home owners fall short of ongoing maintenance. Even the best roofing installation can prematurely deteriorate without proper care. Here are just some of the ways that you can help extend the life of your roof:
Regularly Maintain Gutters
Because of our intermittent rainfall, it’s easy to overlook the health of your gutters in Tucson. But the buildup of material in your gutters can cause water to pool and penetrate where normally it would flow harmlessly away. Spend the time after the fall and winter months to clean out your gutters.
And even better, you can upgrade your gutters to seamless gutters. While sectional gutters require sealants, they also have a lot of areas that provide purchase for debris.
Spot and Fix Leaks Immediately
Leaks are typically pretty easy to spot in most homes in the Southwest once it rains. Once you notice a discoloration on your ceiling, diagnose the problem and get it fixed as soon as possible. Small leaks can quickly become very large problems and can snowball into major repairs if you let them go.
If you notice an area of your home where you have a failure in your roofing system, such as broken tiles, roof coating coming away or shingles that are showing gaps, you may have water coming into the home and not yet seen signs on the interior. These must be handled quickly to mitigate major repairs later on.
Roof coating, such as the white coat that is found on many homes in Tucson, is based on a system that is applied to last a certain number of years because the sun will reduce the effectiveness over time. By spending the time and money to re-coat your roof regularly based on the type of coating you are using is essential to having a heathy substructure for the long haul.
If you are not sure how to approach a problem you see or would like a free estimate on recoating your roof, please give us a call at 520-241-2556.