As a fiber cement siding repair and asphalt shingle roofing expert, NC Rebuild, Inc. recommends regular roof inspections and maintenance to increase the performance and prolong the life span of your roofing system. Proper maintenance will reverse the effects of the weather damage your roof received throughout the year.
Here are a few more things you can do to extend your roof’s service life:
Keep Your Gutters Clean
Clogged gutters can overflow and cause damage to many parts of your home. For example, the overflowing water can seep underneath your shingles and damage the underlayment. The water can also stain your siding, damage your landscaping, and saturate the ground surrounding your foundation. You can avoid this by regular gutter cleaning and maintenance, or by upgrading your gutters to our seamless gutters and installing our gutter protection system to prevent debris from entering and blocking gutters and downspouts.
Trim Overhanging Tree Branches
As a home repair services provider, NC Rebuild, Inc. highly recommends keeping tree branches away from your roof. Abrasion from the leaves and branches can damage your asphalt shingles. In the worst case scenario, strong winds can cause tree branches to fall on your roof and crack your shingles. Keep tree branches at least 10 feet away from your roof. Since trimming tree branches can be difficult, hire an expert to do it for you.
Prevent Ice Dams
During winter, ice dams can damage your roof and cause it to leak. You can stop this from happening by removing some or all of the snow on your roof after heavy snowfall. You should also keep your attic insulated and well-ventilated. A poorly insulated and ventilated attic will heat up because of your HVAC system and cause snow on your roof to melt. This melted snow will form ice dams on the edge of your roof.
NC Rebuild, Inc. can help you with the inspection and maintenance of your asphalt shingle and metal roofing. We can also help you with our exterior painting service and our other home improvement services. We have been in business for over 20 years and we’ve earned certifications from industry-leading manufacturers like GAF and CertainTeed®. Call us at (919) 289-5771 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate. We serve Durham, NC, and nearby areas.