Roof Resolutions: How Proper Maintenance Can Extend the Life of Your Roof

Jan 18, 2023 | Blog, California, Roof Repair, San Marcos

We desire to protect and keep up with the items we spend our money on. Cars need oil changes, we need yearly physicals, furnace filters need to be replaced, and our lawns need to be cut. We tend to put care and consideration into the things that are important to us. 

Your home is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime. It contains your most cherished items – your family, and your possessions. Taking the time to properly maintain your home should be tops on your to-do list. The roof of your home holds everything in place. 

What are some things that can be done to extend the life of your roof?    

Inspect the Roof

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This is a vitally important first step in keeping your roof in tip-top condition. Check for areas of broken, bent, or damaged shingles. Are there soft spots when you carefully walk on the roof? If you have a metal roofing system, are there rusted or missing fasteners? Scratches on the metal roofing will need to be repaired. If you have concerns about how to safely inspect your roof, please seek professional assistance. 

Guardian Roofs in San Marcos is the company to call if you need any assistance with your roofing needs. Our team of extremely knowledgeable professionals knows the best techniques for inspecting your roof and figuring out the best way to care for it. We have the right tools, equipment, and technology to help keep your roof healthy and working effectively. 

Clean the Gutter System

Gutters have the important job of diverting the excess water off of the roof and away from the home. If a gutter is clogged or plugged with debris, branches, or bird nests, the water will pool and cannot drain properly. Take the time to safely inspect the gutter system. Please ask a trusted friend to hold the ladder while you climb up to check the gutters. Clean out the debris, and run water through the system to check for any additional complications. Once again, if you are nervous about cleaning or inspecting your gutters, call Guardian Roofs for assistance. 

Check the Insulation

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The amount of insulation in a home is another item we typically don’t take into consideration when we think of our roofing system. Adequate insulation prevents heat transfer through the roof and minimizes the risk of condensation through the layers. Proper insulation also prevents massive changes in temperatures. The homeowner can look at the ceilings and walls of the attic to determine if the roof is leaking. Keep your eyes open for discoloration or watermarks. 

Check the Ventilation

Inadequate attic soffits and vents can create condensation on plywood decking, which can lead to moisture issues and then rot. Also, a poorly placed bathroom fan, which vents into the attic can create massive moisture complications. Speak with your trusted roofing contractor, such as Guardian Roofs, to discuss how to properly ventilate the roof area to keep the moisture levels under control. 

Guardian Roofs in San Marcos have been serving the roofing industry since 1984. We provide impeccable roofing solutions for residential and commercial properties alike. We respond quickly to your needs and are always respectful, professional, and courteous. 

Contact us today for a free inspection to keep your roof in tip-top shape!