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How Can I Increase the Lifespan of My Roof?

Replacing your roof is an expensive investment and it's one you want to last you a very long time. Afterall, your roof is what protects your home and your belongings. Caring for your roof will not only increase the longevity of your roof, but will also save you from headches associated with repairing your roof when it could have easily been avoided.

The following maintenance tasks will help increase the lifespan of your roof:

Keep the gutters clean and free of debris

As leaves, pine needles, and other debris collect in your gutters, they become clogged, preventing water from running down the downspout. When this happens, the water has no where to go, causing it to spill over and run down the back side of your siding. Overtime, this will cause water damage to your home and will weigh the gutters down, causing damage to your roof as well.

Watch for Ice Dams

Ice dams can be extremely damaging to your roof, so it's important to keep a closer eye on your roof when the temperatures warm and the snow on your roof begins to melt. If you notice a dam on your roof, you want to handle them as quickly as possible to reduce the amount of damage.

Have Your Roof Inspected

Every few years, have your roof professionally inspected to catch any damage to your roof and make any repairs as necessary. This will help avoid any major to your roof that goes unnoticed until it becomes a large problem.

Proper Attic Ventilation

During the hot summer months, the temperature in your attic can easily reach 160 degrees without proper ventilation. These heat can "fry" the shingles on your roof, causing them to warp, crack, and decay quickly.

If you're in the market for a new roof, give Double R All Home Improvements a call today for your free estimate at (914) 937-4279.

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