Always inspect your roof after a storm to ensure no damage has occurred.
Now is the time to determine if you need to replace or repair your roof – before winter sets in. Don't wait for the snow, heavy rains, and winds to make that decision for you.
Many things can affect a roof's lifespan. Location and materials make a difference in longevity; take them into consideration in your assessment. If you live in a wet, humid region and there are plenty of shade trees around your property, your roof may suffer from moss growth. If you live in a drier climate, your roof is probably not a stranger to hail or heat. Windy conditions also put constant stress on your roof.
Here is a list that may help you decide if your roof needs repair or replacing:
Once you have determined if the roof needs repairs or even replacing, a few simple things will extend the life of your roof for years to come:
Each major cause of roof damage can be minimized with regular and careful inspections before the heavy weather sets in. Give immediate attention to any problems that may arise and cause a simple repair to become a full-on replacement. Always seek help and advice from a professional roofing contractor or inspector.
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