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How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Roof

As we have often said, your roof is a long-term investment into your home and/or business. It is an expensive investment that protects your home/business and everything in it. This leads any home or business owner to a place where they want to get the most out of their investment – including its lifespan. Is extending the life of a roof possible, and if so, how is that accomplished?

Extending the life of your roof is achievable, and can be done fairly easily. The primary way a home or business owner can extend the life of their roof is through regular and proper roof maintenance. Roof maintenance is not as daunting a task as it sounds. Keeping your roof free of debris like sticks and leaves is one form of roof maintenance. This can simply be done by getting on your roof and sweeping off debris. It is also helpful to trim up tree limbs that may be hanging over your roof.

Keeping your gutters clean is another form of maintenance. Clogged gutters can result in damage as they become heavy and pull on gutter fasteners. They can also lead to ice dams in the wintertime, which can result in roof leaks.

Perform a roof inspection twice a year. If you spot damaged shingles, have them replaced either by yourself or by a professional. We also recommend that you have a professional inspect your roof, as they may be able to spot problems unseen to the untrained eye.

If you have any further questions about roof maintenance and would like to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).

Outdoor Creations Roofing is located at 12816 S. Memorial Dr. in Tulsa, Oklahoma.