Roofs are constructed to be durable and resilient, with average asphalt shingle roofs able to have service lifespans of 20-25 years with proper maintenance and care. Homeowners are obligated to care for the roof that constantly works to shelter you against the elements without rest, as they are the first ones taking the hits for you and your family. How can you extend your roof’s service life? Are there any tips you should keep in mind? Expert commercial roofing contractor Pruden Roofing is here to help!
Proactiveness refers to the act of eliminating possible problems by addressing issues before they even begin. A homeowner that thinks ahead and considers all possible scenarios and threats to his or her roofing system is someone who will have a roof that will last for a long time. Conducting annual inspections and maintaining your roof’s structural integrity is essential in preventing possible issues. Inspections also lessen the likelihood of extensive damage as they can help you determine weakening sections in your roofing system that need to be dealt with.
Don’t Delay Repairs
Don’t wait for your residential roofing to completely collapse before you start having it replaced. This is a common belief that comes from the aim of trying to save money, which actually does the complete opposite. Delayed repairs leave your roof in a vulnerable state, which can cause moisture and other destructive elements to enter the interior of your home. When moisture enters through your roofing system, it can cause a lot more damage than you’d expect, like causing the growth of mildew and mold, and weakening surrounding support structures, which can cause more expenses than what you think you saved by waiting for your roof to collapse
Never try to address complex roofing issues on your own unless you have a background in professional roofing services or construction. Roofing systems are carefully designed and need technical knowledge to properly repair and replace, so it is best to leave major concerns and projects in the hands of reliable professionals. Though this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do anything! As a homeowner, you can do one of the most important parts of keeping your roof well and working: constant checking.
Pruden Roofing is a professional roofing contractor dedicated to superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, honesty, integrity, and guaranteed customer satisfaction. With every project personally overseen by the company owner, Richard Pruden, every customer is assured of quality that is backed up by 25 years of experience. We are also GAF Master Elite® Certified, an Owens Corning® Platinum Preferred Contractor, and rated A%20 with the Better Business Bureau®.
For any inquiries, contact us through (209) 810-5401 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We proudly serve clients and homeowners in the state of California.