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How Can You Make Your Roof Last a Long Time

Out of all the parts that make up your home, it's the roof that bears the brunt of the weather. Hence, keeping it in tiptop shape should always be a topmost priority. As a responsible homeowner, you should be knowledgeable of the measures you can take to ensure that your current roof lasts for decades. By exerting some effort on proper roofing care, you've already saved your future self from the hassle of spending time and money on repairs and replacements.

How Can You Make Your Roof Last a Long Time

The Basics of Roof Maintenance

When was the last time you checked your gutters? Fallen leaves and twigs should be regularly removed to avoid clogging and moisture build up. The presence of moss and algae, while not as problematic as leaky gutters, still need to be addressed immediately. Not only are they unsightly to look at, but over time, they can end up trapping water that can lead to moisture damage. This can be remedied by simply sweeping or wiping them off.

Another simple measure that you can do is to listen carefully for weird noises whenever your area is experiencing strong winds or hail storms. We'd recommend calling your trusted roofing company ASAP if something sounds amiss. On the other hand, if the roof sounds intact, you can simply wait until the weather is much better to inspect your roof for damage. Be mindful of loose or missing shingles and damaged flashing since these are potential pathways for water.

When to Ask for Professional Help

The steps mentioned can be done by homeowners themselves, but if you're not comfortable with heights or if you lack the cleaning equipment, don't hesitate to call for experienced roofers to assist you. The advantage of hiring professionals is they will go out of their way to check your roof for other maintenance issues that you might have overlooked. They are also properly trained and equipped to deal with all kinds of roofing problems, ensuring that you won't have to put your own safety at risk.

Ready for professional roofing services? West Side Roofing, one of Ohio's most trusted roofers, offers professional maintenance checks and roof repair services to homes like yours. Reach us at (216) 245-1050, and let's discuss how we can help you with your roof. We serve clients in Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Parma and other nearby communities. 

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