Did you know your insurance company won’t cover damage that is maintenance related? This includes critter damage and old age with no storm damage. They can even pull coverage based on the age of your roof. Then, they make you replace it through an Austin roofer to keep your coverage. Regular maintenance and upkeep can help ensure it stays in good condition, so it doesn’t become a liability for your insurer.
Follow these tips and maintenance practices to keep your roof in good condition and covered! Don’t let damage lead to an early roof replacement from an Austin roofer.
If your gutters are blocked with debris and leaves, water may not drain properly. This can cause water damage on both the interior and exterior of your home. When rainwater penetrates through the surface of your roof, it can cause roof rot, weaken roof construction, and leak into your home.
Trim trees to avoid scraping shingles which causes structural damage. On asphalt shingle roofs, stripped outer granules can expose asphalt-soaked backing material to damage caused by UV-Rays.
Make sure to get an annual roof inspection from a trusted local Austin roofer. It’s important to do your own inspection after a major weather event to decide if you need one from a professional. You can learn how to perform your own inspection and what to look for here. If you need a professional inspection, contact your local Austin roofer.
Moss and mold are spread by wind and can cause moisture to collect and lead to leaks. Even a small patch of moss or mold can cause irreparable damage. When moss spreads, it becomes a heavy blanket on your roof, that retains water leading to rot, bacteria, and mold growth. Moss can also creep under shingles, leading to holes, leakage, and your roof’s structural integration. Learn how to remove moss here.
The insulation in your attic is one of the most important elements in keeping energy costs low and providing protection for the underside of your roof from water damage or pests like squirrels. Make sure that you check all areas for moisture, mold, and signs of animal activity. Periodically look up at your ceilings and check for water stains, newly formed cracks, and peeling paint. After a storm or heavy rain, there could have been a leak through the roof and/or attic that you weren’t aware of.
Roofs in central Texas typically last 15-20 years if they are not damaged by a hailstorm, wind damage, or other damage. So, it’s important to know the age of your roof, to be prepared for a reroof. Maintain your roof so it can reach its maximum lifespan and stay insured! If you feel your roof is near the end of it’s servicable life or are unsure on age, contact us today.
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