How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Roof | Roof Doctors, LLC

The importance of a good roof cannot be underestimated. A leaking or weathered roof can allow moisture to enter your home, which can destroy walls, floors and the structural integrity of your home.

The good news is that roof technology has come a long way over the years. Today, a roof can last 20 to 50+ years depending on the material, quality of installation and maintenance. That’s right, maintenance does play a role. With the right care, you can extend the life of your roof.

Explore the different types of roofing here to find the type of roof on your house. Then find out how Roof Doctors recommends extending the life of your roof.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingle roofs are by far the most commonly used material in residential roofing, especially here in Middle Tennessee. All Roof Doctors shingle roof systems come standard with a 10-year algae resistance warranty with additional warranties ranging from 20 to 50 years.

How to maintain asphalt shingles roofs:

  • Clean all the dirt. Leaves and debris can trap moisture, leading to rot.
  • Use roof cement to save loose shingles. If you notice one loose clapboard, there are likely more.
  • If shingles are warped or curled, it may be time to replace them. Call roof doctors.

Standing seam roofs

Standing seam roofs provide longevity and an attractive appearance. Paint finish warranties last up to 45 years, and a properly installed standing seam roof can last up to 100 years without the need for repair.

How to maintain standing seam roofs:

  • These roofs require little maintenance. Simply spray down gently with a hose twice a year to remove pollen and dirt.
  • Clean gutters to promote drainage.
  • Remove debris.
  • Trim overhanging limbs.

Slate roofing

Slate roofing is one of the oldest and most durable roofing materials; it is a natural product that is extracted from the ground. Roof Doctors have performed repairs on slate roofs that are over 100 years old.

How to maintain slate roofs:

  • Clean gutters to promote drainage.
  • Remove debris.
  • Replace damaged slates as soon as they are noticed.
  • Have your slate roof inspected every five to seven years by a professional who has experience with this material.

Copper roofing

Copper roofs are traditionally used for accent spots. However, an all copper roof will be the last roof your home will ever need, especially when installed by Roof Doctors, one of the few roofing experts in the area who still properly install copper roofs.

How to maintain copper roofs:

  • Clean gutters to promote drainage.
  • Remove dirt with a broom.
  • Clean the roof with a soft brush and a mixture of equal parts salt and white vinegar. Rinse with a garden hose.
  • Never wash a copper roof under high pressure or use chemicals, as this can damage the patina that protects the copper roof.

Call roof doctors for roof repair and replacement

If your roof needs repair or may need to be replaced, 24/7 assistance is just a phone call away. Call (844) 405-3257 or 1-844-40-LEAKS or contact Roof Doctors online. Roof Doctors is an all-in-one service provider for complete roof and gutter solutions.

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