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Tips to Make Your Roof Last Longer

Tips to Make Your Roof Last Longer

Purchasing a home is also called putting a roof over your head for a reason. The roof is a core part of your building, protect your family and property from the elements. Unfortunately, the roof will not last forever, with most roofs lasting around thirty years before needing to be replaced. The good news is that you can make your roof last its full life expectancy or longer with some quick tips. Pro Atlanta Roofing knows a thing or two about roof maintenance and we are happy to share some of our insight. If you have any specific questions or concerns, or if you want to hire a roof technician, then call Pro Atlanta Roofing.

Watch Out for Leaks

The roof is designed to keep water and other elements out, but it is not impervious. Damage and cracks can allow water to leak through, speeding up deterioration of the roofing material. Leaks can also cause moisture in the attic and roof areas, breeding mold, mildew, moss and other destructive fungus. Keep your eye out for moisture and leaks, and get repairs done as soon as possible.

Trim Trees

Trees are beautiful additions to any yard or garden but don’t let their appearance fool you. Those branches can weigh hundreds of pounds and crush your roof if they come crashing down. If you notice any large branches hanging over your roof, then call a tree service provider as soon as possible to have those trimmed. Those branches can be especially dangerous in storm-prone areas. Plus, if you do not do your part to remove risky branches, then your insurance provider may reject your claim for any damage caused by them.

Lighten the Load

If you live in areas that get a plentiful amount of snowfall, then be mindful of that weight’s affect on your roof. Anything heavy and wet is going to take a toll on your roof and snow is both. Call snow removal providers to have that taken care of as soon as possible.

Replace or Repair Shingles

Keep an eye on your roof, looking for shingles that look discolored and damaged. Sometimes, shingles may even go missing. Spotting these points of vulnerability is important if you want to avoid further damage to the roof. Repair or replace these shingles as soon as possible.

Have Your Roof Inspected

We provided some tips and things to look out for, but nothing can replace the vision of a professional roof technician. Have your roof inspected once a year to have a professional technician spot any issues sooner rather than later. Catching those signs early on can save you from having to get a full replacement later on.

Call Pro Atlanta Roofing

If you live in the Metro Atlanta area and are looking for a reliable roofing company, then give Pro Atlanta Roofing a shot. We offer free estimates, consultations over the phone, and 24 hour emergency service. Call Pro Atlanta Roofing any time to get in touch with a live representative and schedule a flexible appointment or request an emergency dispatch.
 

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