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Four Ways to Extend the Life of Your Roof

Four Ways to Extend the Life of Your Roof

Four Ways to Extend the Life of Your Roof

With proper installation, a sturdy roof can last for decades. However, you can extend the life of your roof by protecting it with expert roof coating services in Atlanta by Douglas Construction

How does roof coating work? What other strategies can you use to get the most from your roof? Read more to discover the latest tips from Douglas Construction.

1. Clean Your Gutters

Clean gutters direct water away from the roof and the rest of your house. If branches and other debris clog the gutters, water can overflow and collect at the roof edge.

In addition, stagnant water can seep into the shingles and the roof deck, promoting rot and mold growth. Debris in gutters can also attract wildlife that could cause damage to your roof or infest your home.

2. Replace Damaged Shingles

Shingles are a protective barrier that keeps rain, wind, and hail from damaging the underlying roof materials. If a roof is missing shingles, the next storm could do severe roof damage and result in extensive leaks that could cost thousands of dollars. They also give your property an unkempt, disheveled look that diminishes its overall curb appeal.

Whenever you replace damaged shingles, check the roof underneath for damage. Promptly drying out and fixing damaged sections of roofing can extend the life of your roof as a whole while saving you money.

3. Maintain Roof Vents

Adequate ventilation is crucial to preventing rot and moisture build-up. Debris can clog air vents like it clogs gutters, leading to numerous problems for your home. However, clean roof vents free of obstructions allow the roof to stay dry and maintain airflow. 

Additionally, the expansion and contraction of materials on the roof with temperature changes can damage roof materials over time. The air circulating from the attic to the outside helps minimize temperature variations and extend the life of your roof. 

4. Upgrade to a More Durable Roofing Material

Asphalt roof shingles are an economical and sturdy roofing material that many homeowners depend on to protect their roofs. They typically last a while under normal weather conditions. However, other types of roofing can offer more protection against roof penetrations from flying branches, hailstones, severe winds, and other dangers.

For example, metal roofs are sturdier and can last longer than asphalt shingles. Meanwhile, clay and slate shingles are natural and can last for decades. In the event of a hurricane or tropical storm, they will be less likely to fly off.

Since damaged roof tiles can become projectiles in a severe storm, weaker roof shingles can also cause damage to neighbors and other parts of your property when they break loose. 

For a Clean, Long-Lasting Roof, Schedule Regular Maintenance with Douglas Construction

Having a licensed, professional roofer install your roofing shingles and repair your roof can provide peace of mind. You won't have to worry about hidden installation mistakes or shortcuts that could leave your roof vulnerable.

The American Society for Testing and Materials has stringent standards for shingle testing and maintenance. Douglas Construction strives to uphold the highest residential and commercial roof quality standards. The Douglas Construction team has the expertise to correct roof problems early and extend the life of your roof.Call Douglas Construction today to learn more about the steps for applying roof coating or for a comprehensive professional roof inspection and maintenance.

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      -Don Bordelon
    • Great overall experience. Jonathan Gardner was our customer rep and was professional, responded promptly to all my messages, coordinated all activities - five star. The gutter installation foreman was excellent. I would definitely recommend Douglas Construction.

      -Robert Cavender

    • Douglas Construction was great to work with. They made the process of replacing my roof seamless. Casey was exceptional on walking me through the process and answering all of my questions no matter time or day. I will definitely be reaching out to them for future projects.

      -Rogelio Reyes
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