A brand-new asphalt shingles installation can last up to 15 years, barring extraordinary circumstances. With proper maintenance and regular repairs, you can add a few extra years to its effective service life. Unfortunately, the best practices to maximize the use out of your roof may be a little too involved for the average homeowner. However, there are still some ways you can take good care of your roof extend its life span.
Keep a Roofing Record
Roof maintenance begins with organization. Keep a roofing file that includes all pertinent information and documents about your roof. This means records of repairs, inspection and maintenance, warranty and insurance information, estimates and quotes. Include a brief history of the roof such as when it was installed and when the next replacement is scheduled for.
Address Problems Immediately
When a problem surfaces on your roof, it’s important to have it repaired right away. Contact your trusted residential roofing services and have a contractor patch up any damage as soon as it is detected. Sometimes, roofing troubles don’t readily present themselves which could make following this step difficult. This brings us to the next important tip.
Conduct Routine Inspections and Maintenance
Regular roof inspections done by a professional is your best defense against hidden problems in your roof. Call a professional to perform an inspection at least once every spring and fall. Additionally, you should also maintain the roof regularly. This means clearing out any debris that might have fallen on the roof deck and cleaning out the gutters of any leaves that could cause a clog.
Trust Only Licensed Professionals
All the work on your roof should only be handled by a certified commercial or residential roofing contractor. Make it a point to ask for credentials as well as references before signing up for any company. This ensures that your roof will always be in good hands.
At Dior Construction, we can help you keep your roofing system in good shape. Give us a call at (201) 472-5462 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit or request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Bergen County, NJ, as well as all surrounding areas in New Jersey.