Everyone can agree that re-roofing a home is a pain in the you-know-where.
Not only does this involve having contractors at your house, which can disrupt your daily life, it’s also expensive.
Suffice to say, smart Denver homeowners want to make sure they don’t want to do anything that could inadvertently shorten the lifespan of their roofing system.
For this blog, the experts at Denver’s Best Roofers wanted to highlight some of the things that can damage and/or shorten the lifespan of your roof.
Not addressing moss before it gets out of hand
Moisture is bad. If you have a leak underneath your bathroom sink and the leak is left unchecked, you’re going to wind up with a mold problem. If you’ve noticed that parts of your roof are starting to look greener than not, you’ll want to address it right away. When moss begins to grow on your roof the greenery is going to hold moisture against your shingles. As we just mentioned, moisture can and will lead to mold. It’s also worth noting that if your flashing wasn’t properly installed, this could lead to leaks within your roofing system. When water and moisture gets beneath your roof’s membranes, you’re going to have your fair share of problems.
While it’s natural to want to save money on home repairs, you shouldn’t automatically choose the cheapest roof repair bid. When you’re interviewing potential contractors, check their online reviews and be sure to ask for references. If company A is much cheaper than company B, but their reviews are terrible, you’ll want to pass on their bid. Remember, if you need to hire a second company to clean up the first company’s mess, this is going to cost you a lot more in the long end than had you hired an experienced roofer out of the gate. It’s also worth mentioning that poor workmanship can shorten the lifespan of your roof.
Neglecting roof maintenance
If you want your roof to last as long as possible you’re going to need to keep up on maintenance. When shingles start to curl, claw or break, have them repaired as soon as you notice there is a problem. If you perform a roof inspection and you notice that there are one or more nails that need to be hammered back in, make sure that gets handled. Inspect (and clean) your gutters in the spring and in the fall, and make sure that any and all minor problems are repaired promptly. If you let these types of things go, the lifespan of your roof will be shortened.
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