3 Expert Roofing Tips To Make Your Residential Roof Last Longer
Repairing issues for your roof here and there can be affordable but constantly having to repair it can dig quite a bit into your pockets. Replacing the roof of your home isn’t exactly the most affordable project, it is often something that one would have to save up for or hope that your insurance comes through to save the day. All in all, roofing work isn’t cheap. You want a residential roof that will last you a long time without having to invest major sums of money just to keep it in working order.
We, at Home Genius Exteriors, have been tending to the roofing of homeowners across the Pittsburgh area for years. We know and understand how to keep your roof looking great for years without breaking the bank.
These are some of our expert roofing tips on how to make your roof last longer:
The best and easiest way to make your roof last longer is by conducting an inspection on your roof. There are two ways that you can do this, either by having a go at inspecting the roof yourself or by hiring a trusted roofing company to inspect your roof for you. When inspecting your roof yourself, you’ll be able to notice major, visible damages to your roof. But you might miss certain issues that are only visible to the trained eye. Trained roofing professionals know what to look for and know when something minor has the potential to turn into a major problem. At Home Genius Exteriors, we perform professional and efficient roofing inspections so that should there be any problems, we can get to work on fixing the problem immediately.
Repair Issues Quickly
If you or your roofing inspector notice that there is in fact some repair work that needs to be done to your roof, it is best to get to work on it immediately. What might look like a minor issue now can quite possibly turn into a major roofing issue in the future, one that can compromise the integrity of your roofing structures or even your home. Also, be sure to work with a professional team of roofers because asking someone with no roofing experience will most likely make the situation much worse.
Avoid Power Washing Shingles
Power washing your roof might sound like a quick and easy way to get rid of dirt and debris on your roof but what’s easy isn’t always the best option. Power washing your roof can remove the protective granules from your asphalt shingle roof, it can loosen shakes and shingles as well as remove the top coatings of many roofing materials. To clean your roof, rather use something like a leaf blower, broom or you can opt to manually remove the dirt and debris from your roof.
At Home Genius Exteriors we’ll take care of your roof as if it were our own. For professional roofing services and advice give Home Genius Exteriors a call today.