7 Tips to Extend Your Roof’s Life

Dry rot
It’s important to catch dry rot early to prevent further damage. (DepositPhotos)

5. Look Out for Dry Rot

Dry rot can completely destroy your roof, so keep an eye out to catch it early.

When your roof timbers start to rot, the shingles will become brittle and start falling off. The water that can drip into your house will cause cracks and streaks.

When you see these signs, take immediate action.
There are plenty of DIY guides on how to treat dry rot online, but it’s extremely dangerous if you don’t have the proper equipment or training.

It’s better to call a professional roof repair service to fix it.


roof-inspector
An annual roof inspection, preferably by a professional, is the best way to extend your roof’s life. (DepositPhotos)

6. Perform Routine Maintenance

Inspecting your roof from time to time is the best way to make sure it lasts.

However, just like trying to fix the shingles in your roof, inspecting the roof can be hazardous.

Have a professional conduct an annual inspection rather than risk your safety. An experienced pro can safely identify potential trouble spots, point out needed maintenance and recommend proper repairs.


Man wearing a mask and gloves while installing mineral wool insulation in the attic
Most homes could use some extra insulation. (DepositPhotos)

7. Address underlying issues

Adding or replacing attic insulation and ensuring proper venting will keep your home comfortable and protected in any season.

Have a professional conduct an energy audit in your attic and make sure it includes adequate venting.

Selecting energy-efficient roofing materials with proper coatings that help reflect damaging sun rays can lower energy costs, which is a great way to get ready for the upcoming warmer weather season.

For more information, check out the MRA Buyer’s Guide available for free at www.metalroofing.com.

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