Every type of roof has its durability, but that isn’t a set number of years. The time it will take for the roof to deteriorate depends on the elements as well as how often it is maintained. You can’t affect the weather, and it will do its thing to the roof. On the other hand, maintenance is something that depends on you.
If you are smart, then you will maintain the roof on a regular basis and that will add a couple of years of service to it. You don’t have to pay someone for the maintenance as there are some easy ways to make sure the roof at its best at all times. We don’t have enough space to list all things you can do to maintain the roof, but that won’t stop us from listing few tips that will keep your roof safe from major breakdowns.
Tips for maintenance of the roof
If you think that there are leaks in the roof, then use the garden hose to check it. Just use it to spray the whole roof, and the leak will show itself. Don’t do this during the winter when the temperature is at or below the freezing point.
The highest numbers of leaks occur at skylights, ice damping and other similar places where there is a break in the smoothness of the roof. Check those sites on a regular basis and buy a roof boot if you notice that the old isn’t good. Don’t try to repair it as it will just delay the issue.
Roof valleys and ridges are locations where two separate roofs meet up. These places tend to be susceptible to leaks and thus regular maintenance, and timely repairs will eliminate the chance of further damages.
The most important thing when it comes to roofing repairs is not to panic. If you know how to do it, then take it slowly and ensure that everything is fixed properly. If not, then call a professional, and they will fix everything.