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6 Tips: How To Extend the Life of Your Roof

Tips To Extend The Life of Your Roof

Extending the Life of Your Home or Building Roof

One of the core foundations of any home or commercial structure is the roof. It provides shelter and bears the bulk of the resistance against outside elements such as rain or snow. However, just as regular maintenance for cars and other furniture is essential, so are roofs to protect the residential or commercial building structures from the forces of nature. So, the first step to ensuring the safety and well-being of a roof and the structure below is to continue regular maintenance and care.

Here are essential tips to extend the life of your roof.

Check for Standing Water

One of the most common causes of roof damage includes an excess of standing water. Seeing water inside may be a sign that you must look at some potential issues. These include problems with your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system, clogged drainpipes, roof structure breakdown, and deteriorated roofing materials. If you detect these signs, then you can act on the next step of fixing a potential roof leak or damage.

Look for Faulty Flashing

The flashing in roof structures is composed of material that helps prevent leaks. Pitch pans are also prevalent and are set up to ensure pipes in the roof are sealed. With improper installation or prolonged damage, these two areas can show openings allowing standing water to trickle into your home or building. These are signs that you may need to review your roof structure and plan for repairs.

Check for Punctures

Tears and punctures in the roof shingles can happen with severe weather conditions. Power washing incorrectly can also cause the roof’s components to be damaged.

Cut Down Overhanging Tree Branches

When trees are close to the home or commercial building, it is not uncommon for overhanging branches to extend over the roof. These branches often leave debris and fall on your roof, resulting in punctures and mold growth. Keep all trees nearby trimmed to reduce the risks of mold and debris buildup.

Keep the Roof Snow-Free

Living in New Jersey certainly comes with its share of show and ice. Ice and Snowmelt can create unnecessary water damage, which then leads to leaks as well. It is recommended to get the snow removed quickly after a buildup.

Regular Pressure Washing

To extend the life of your roof, following a regular cleaning schedule and using the proper pressure washing methods for the roof can prevent the buildup of leaves, pine cones, and other materials from affecting your roof structure. In addition, the proper techniques will clean away standing water from your roof and reduce the chances of leaks. Finally, by keeping up with regular pressure washing maintenance, the lifespan of your roof will increase. However, roofs require a special pressure washing technique so as not to damage them.

Schedule Pressure Washing To Extend The Life of Your Roof

A Brilliant Solutions would like to offer you expert roof pressure washing services. We know what can happen when a roof is not maintained correctly. And, of course, when it comes to the services we provide, such as professional pressure washing, we know the importance of using the right method and pressure to be applied. Contact us today to get a free quote.

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