Tips to Make Your Asphalt Shingles Last Longer

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Is it just me or does your house seem like a money pit at times?! From renovations to repairs it seems like there is always something that needs extra attention which usually equals time and money.  It seems like it never ends, one project leads to the next and soon you are left feeling overwhelmed..  Luckily the roofing professionals in Dearborn, Michigan have a few tips to make your asphalt shingles last as long as possible.

Tips to make your asphalt shingles last longer

Keep Your Roof Clean

Make it a habit to clean your roof at least once a year.  Debris can quickly accumulate and cause problems including:

  • adding extra weight
  • decrease durability
  • lift your shingles

Consider cleaning your roof after a major storm or severe weather patterns, this can help increase the lifespan and protect against excess debris build up.  Routinely cleaning your roof you can help prevent the build of algae and moss.

While you're cleaning the roof don't forget about the gutters, they play a large role in keeping your roof in good condition.  In order to prevent leaks, scratches, and other damages, make sure you routinely check and clean your gutters. There are many tools available today that allow you to clean your gutters without needing a ladder.

Pay Attention to Signs of Damage

It takes a lot for asphalt shingles to become damaged, but it still happens.  Not sure what damage looks like?  Here are a few things you can keep an eye out for:

  • A storm, heavy winds, and other weather patterns can result in broken or even missing shingles, which need to be repaired immediately so it doesn't cause a bigger concern.
  • If you notice small rocks or granules in your gutters, the harsh weather conditions have probably caused your shingles to shed.
  • If the outer coating of your asphalt shingles is wearing down, you’ll notice dark patches on your shingles.

If you notice any of these signs it is a good idea to fix the problem before it causes further damage.

Contact a Roofing Professional

I don't know about you but the last thing I want to do is climb onto my roof, luckily professionals are only a phone call away.  The qualified roofing professionals in Dearborn, Michigan are ready to help.  They have safety equipment and training to perform an inspection and recommend necessary repairs.

 

For more tips or to schedule a free consultation contact Roofing Dearborn.

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