An asphalt shingle roof will sustain some amount of wear and tear over time. But without proper and regular maintenance, any damage it takes – no matter how small – can accelerate its deterioration. To extend the life of your asphalt shingle roof, you’ll need to watch out for some common maintenance mistakes.
- Not conducting regular roof inspections: Checkups are an integral part of asphalt shingle roof maintenance. You should try to have your system inspected by a professional at least twice a year or following a major weather event. This way, you can head off possible issues (such as roof leaks) that can compromise the roof’s performance and shorten its lifespan.
- Walking on your roof: Some homeowners take a more proactive approach to roof maintenance. They’ll want to take a closer look at their roof by actually climbing up there, instead of surveying its condition through binoculars. But this can be a huge mistake: walking across your roof can actually do more harm than good.
- Ignoring problems with your attic ventilation: The fact is that proper attic ventilation plays a huge role in keeping your asphalt shingle roof intact. Without it, heat and moisture will build up inside the space, encouraging mold and rot, which can weaken the roof’s structural integrity. Not only that, the heat can also rise up and bake the shingles overhead, causing them to prematurely age. For this reason, make sure the attic ventilation is included in your regular roof maintenance.
Ultimately, you can avoid all your roof maintenance woes by turning to a dependable roofing contractor like TopTier Roofing. Our professional roof inspection and maintenance services cover every aspect of your asphalt shingle system – from ventilation and flashing to gutters and decking. By catching the early warning signs of a roof problem and dealing with them promptly, we can ensure your system remains in tip-top shape no matter the season.
TopTier Roofing is your go-to source for your asphalt shingle roof maintenance. With our trained and experienced crew, we’ll make sure you get the most of your system’s service life and performance. We proudly serve Syracuse and the Central New York areas. Call us today at (315) 877-3760, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.