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Extend The Life of Your Roof With These Tips From Denver Roofers

November 16, 2016

Replacing or repairing a roof can be expensive, so it’s in your best interest to keep your roof intact for as long as possible. But, what does it take to keep your roof in good shape? Follow these tips from the Denver roofers at Big Creek Roofing to extend the life of your roof:

Trim trees

The first step to protecting your roof doesn’t involve your roof at all—it has to do with your trees! Tree branches that are beginning to touch your roof can scratch and damage your roofing material if left untrimmed. But, even if branches aren’t physically touching your roof, they can still be damaging. Branches hanging over your roof can fall onto your house and damage the roof in the middle of a windstorm. If you have any trees around your home, keep a close eye on the branches and call a tree services company as soon as you need a trim.

Clean your gutters regularly

The gutters play an important part in protecting your roof, so they will need to be checked on a regular basis. When rain falls onto your roof’s surface, the gutters will catch the water and transport it away from your home. But, when gutters are clogged with twigs, leaves, and other debris, they can’t function properly, and water begins to build up on your roof with no place to go. To prevent water damage, inspect your gutters at least once every three months. Learn how to clean and repair gutters here.  

Repair shingles

Make it a habit to look at the condition of your roof’s shingles after every major storm that hits your area. If you see any shingles that are curling or missing, get these repaired as soon as possible. A few damaged shingles make your roof more vulnerable, so pay a small price to have these repaired so you don’t have to pay more to have your entire roof replaced.

Get rid of leaves

Check the nooks and crannies of your roof to ensure leaves are not piling up during the fall. Although you may think leaves are harmless, the truth is a pile of leaves collects moisture as it begins to decompose. It’s important to keep moisture off of your roof to prevent water damage, so don’t let leaves build up. You may need to go up on the roof to remove piles of leaves, but first, try to reach the pile from the ground with the help of a long-handled broom. If you don’t feel comfortable climbing up on the roof on your own, don’t hesitate to contact a roofing company to help you instead.
To learn more about extending the life of your roof, talk to the pros. Big Creek Roofing is the premier roofing company in Denver, with a staff that specializes in every aspect of roof maintenance, repair, and replacement. When you hire our team to tackle your roofing project, you can expect on-time and high quality service at a reasonable price. Contact us today to discuss your roofing needs!