Although there’s nothing that can stop your roof from aging, you can slow it down. A roof replacement is a big investment so once you’ve put a new roof on your home, you don’t want to do it again for as long as possible. There are a few things that will help all roofing materials from aging too quickly and some things that only help tile roofing last longer.
1. Keep Your Roof and Gutters Clean
Debris in your gutters causes rainwater to back up and then the edges of your shingles sit in the water. They will begin to deteriorate more quickly than the rest of your roof. If you have leaves and debris on your roof, it will cause discoloration and roof rot. Cleaning your roof and gutters regularly will slow the aging process.
2. Cut Tree Limbs and Palm Branches
Anything that rubs on your roof will remove granules from asphalt shingles. If you want your shingles to protect your home, you want those granules in place. Keeping tree limbs and branches from rubbing won’t stop the roof from aging but it will help it last longer.
3. Consider a Roof Coating for Tile Roofing
Some tile roofing can be coated. If your tile roofing has hairline cracks or is fading, talk to your roofing company about a tile roof coating. These roof coatings can extend the life of your tile roof for years.
4. Proactively Maintain Your Roof
Roof maintenance isn’t just for commercial buildings. You want to have your roofing company come out at least once a year and inspect your roof. During their inspection they should take care of minor issues before they turn into a roof leak or worse.
5. Perform Roof Repair Promptly
If your roofing company recommends repair during your maintenance inspection, don’t put it off. The roof damage will only get bigger and eventually cause more damage to your home which means it will cost more.
6. Proper Attic Insulation
As we discussed in a previous blog, attic insulation can help your roof. Proper insulation keeps the moisture from your home in your home rather than allowing it to escape into your attic. Read more here.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions offers their proprietary tile roofing coating to many different types of tile roofing. If you’re wondering if it’s an option for your home, call us at (813) 283-2544 for an appointment. We also offer roofing inspections and roof repair to help your roof protect your home and family. Fill out our contact form or call us today.