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Long Live your Roof: A Practical Guide to Prolong the Life of your Roof

Katie here, with E-Z Roofing in Augusta, GA... With 15 years of personal experience in the roofing industry, I'm here to share valuable advice that can assist homeowners all throughout the southern US states extend the life of their roof!


Your roof is your home's initial barrier against the element, ensuring a safe, comfortable home environment. Annual "service" or roof maintenance is crucial to maintain peak performance.





Step 1 - Regular Gutter Cleanings:

Your gutter system plays a crucial role in redirecting water runoff from your shingles,

away from the foundation. Clogged gutters prevent proper drainage, causing water to become stagnant or seep beneath the shingles, leading to overflow, water damage, and potential mold problems. To maintain the well-being of your shingles, regular gutter cleaning is paramount. Depending on the situation, it could be a good idea to clear debris from gutters after storms, and even once or twice a year.



Step 2 - Reduce Moss & Algae:


The water-absorbing nature of moss poses a threat to your shingles, lifting their edges and exposing the underside to moisture, ultimately leading to roof leaks. Environmental factors such as a north-facing roof, a humid climate, or ample shade from trees can create an ideal habitat for moss and algae growth.


IMPORTANT: Avoid the temptation to scrape moss off your roof, as it can damage your shingles! Forbes.com emphasizes the effectiveness of commercial moss removal solutions, asserting that these not only protect your roof but also preserve the plants below. Dive deeper into the discussion at Forbes.com for valuable insight!



Step 3 - Remove Overhanging Branches & Leak Causing Debris:

Beyond the risk of fallen trees and branches creating potential roof damage, the accumulated debris becomes a haven for bugs and pests. In wooded areas or places prone to regular debris buildup, an annual or bi-annual roof cleanup service becomes crucial to maintaining a pest-free and damage-resistant roof.



Step 4 - Regular Roof Inspections:

Natural weathering and aging is something that all roofs experience! The visible effects often include dry-rotted pipe boots, corroded metal roof flashing, and the telltale signs of lifted or missing shingles. In addition to normal wear-and-tear, severe weather events impact your roof many times throughout its lifespan, making post-storm inspections crucial!



Step 5 - Proper Roof Ventilation:

Poor roof and attic ventilation can be detrimental to the health of your roof, leading to leaks, costly roof damage, increased energy and utility costs, and accelerated roof failure!!!


This short video explains everything you need to know about proper attic ventilation:




In conclusion, regular roof inspections are the key to a durable and long-lasting roofing system. By addressing issues promptly and considering preventative measures, you can ensure the ongoing health of your home's crown!


Are you ready to give your roof the care it deserves? Join our roof maintenance club today and experience worry-free living. CLICK HERE to explore the exclusive benefits of the EZ Overhead Care Club!


What steps will you take to safeguard your roof? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. Let's build a community DEDICATED to home care and longevity!


As Robert Frost once said, "Good fences make good neighbors." Similarly, a well-maintained roof makes a content homeowner. Take the necessary steps to fortify your shelter and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with it.


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