Your Lancaster home is your biggest and most important investment. Obviously, you want to be able to take the best care of it. So it makes sense to start by getting proactive with your roof maintenance.
The roof is what helps protect the rest of your home, and the people and property inside, from the elements. The average asphalt shingle roof should last approximately 20 years, with care and maintenance.
Other types of roofing systems have a longer life expectancy. If you want to be able to maximize the longevity, as well as performance, you need to address the very real need for regular care.
Steps That You Can Take
In order to help your rooftop be able to carry out the job it was intended for, here are some maintenance steps that you can take:
Schedule an annual inspection as well as one following any severe weather related activity. Things can easily go wrong with your roof that you may not be able to see, so let a professional take a look every year.
When you are in need of repairs, or other services, make it a point to hire a Lancaster roofing professional to get the work done. Trying to DIY it or letting someone who lacks credentials is a surefire way to end up just making things worse.
Clean off debris on a regular basis. Leaves, tree limbs and other organic matter tends to retain moisture which leads to rot and deterioration. Again, this is a job best left to experienced professionals with the right equipment.
Don’t neglect the gutters. Even top-of-the-line seamless gutters with gutter guards need to be cleaned out. Take care of any repair needs in a prompt manner so that they can perform their job.
Make it a point to trim and prune trees back from your roof. Having this type of vegetation as part of your landscaping is a benefit. Letting them grow so they damage shingles or the branches pose a threat if one should fall, is a clear disadvantage.
Trust the Experts
Let the experts here at E.Z. General Construction provide you with the quality service work that you deserve. For almost 40 years now, we have been the company that local homeowners have come to rely on for excellence.
We take great pride in the work that we do and it is an honor to be able to provide such important roofing service for so many locals. Don’t keep putting off getting maintenance for your roof or you could end up calling us to replace it instead.
If you are looking for a general contractor in the Lancaster area, then give us a call at (717) 354-0332 or complete our online request form.