Roofs are made to last for a long time. The average asphalt shingle roof can serve you between 20 and 25 years, depending on how well it’s maintained. As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to yourself and your family to care for the roof that works day and night to protect you from external elements such as rain, wind, snow and heat. So what are the best ways to extend your roof’s service life? Here expert contractor Ryan Construction Systems, Inc. shares a few of them.
Be proactive. Being proactive means preventing problems before they even start. This entails thinking ahead and taking into account all the possible issues that can come up with your roofing system. Annual inspections are key to maintaining your roof’s structural integrity and aesthetics. These inspections also make it easier to plan ahead because you’ll know which sections of your roof are at most risk of being damaged or are showing signs of wear and tear.
Don’t put off repairs. It’s a common myth among homeowners that it’s okay to endure any leaks or other issues damaged roofs have until the very end in an effort to save money. However, doing this will actually cost you a lot more in the long run, as leaks and invasive growth that enter your home’s interior will not only destroy your roof, but put other systems and structures at risk as well. Delaying repairs can also pose major health risks since it can lead to the growth of mold and mildew.
Hire professionals. Roofing systems are made with precise science and technical experience in mind. So unless you have a background in professional roofing or construction, it’s best to leave full inspections, repairs and upkeep to industry professionals–though this doesn’t mean you should leave everything to them alone. As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to constantly check your roof from the inside out.
Ryan Construction Systems, Inc. is a professional home improvement contractor dedicated to providing the safest, most innovative choices for repairs and remodeling since 1986. From high-quality roof replacements to complete home remodeling services, we pride ourselves in operational excellence as pertains to our workmanship and the materials we install. This is demonstrated by our GAF Certification and Better Business Bureau A+ rating!
If you have questions, you can contact us at (816) 741-1941 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We proudly serve clients and homeowners in Kansas City.