The roof is an investment – it protects us and our home from bad weather, pests, animals, and falling debris. However, it’s the last part of the house that we give our attention to when there’s a need for maintenance.
If the roof is properly maintained, it can last up to 25 years – sometimes even 30 depending on the materials used. Repairing or replacing the roof is expensive, it costs as much as $18,800 – at least $12,000 for the installation while homeowners spend at least $5,000 on a new roof. It can go higher for as much as $36,000 if you use high-end materials.
Once you made this kind of investment, you’ll want to preserve it – it’s essential to implement regular inspections and cleanings before they lead to serious issues. Even for old roofs, maintaining its current shape will prevent you from replacing it prematurely.
Whether your roof is brand-new or years old, here are five useful tips to keep your roof in good working order for many years to come.