Simple Steps to Save You Time & Extend the Life of Your Roof

 
 Life is hectic, so you don’t have a lot of extra time to keep up with home maintenance chores. Taking good care of your roof is essential, though, so it can do its job of protecting your home and family against the elements. By taking the following proactive steps, you can save time on maintenance tasks and save money by extending the life of your roof:

Put Your Roof in Trustworthy Hands

Climbing up and checking the condition of your roof routinely is a chore you don’t have time for, but it’s also much wiser to let a experienced roofer handle this task for safety reasons. The only time you’ll need to spend at this chore is vetting roofing contractors. Don’t rush this process; instead, look for a well-established local roofer who’s properly licensed and fully insured. Verify their reputation by contacting previous customers and checking reviews with reliable online sources. Once you’ve selected a roofer, have them inspect your roof periodically and advise you about the routine maintenance and repairs needed to keep your roof in top condition and maximize its lifespan.

Have Your Attic Inspected for Proper Ventilation

During our long, hot summer days, the temperature in your attic can easily reach 160 degrees or more if it lacks enough ventilation. This superheated air trapped in the attic radiates down into your living space and taxes your cooling system, and it can lead to costly roof damage, too. Excessive heat can warp and crack the rafters that support your roof, and prematurely age your shingles. A skilled roofing pro can assess your attic ventilation and advise you on any modifications that are needed to ensure there’s ample airflow through intake vents along the soffits and exhaust vents near the peak.

Make Sure You Have Sufficient Attic Insulation Installed

Experienced Atlanta roofers can tell you that having radiant barrier insulation properly installed up against your attic rafters not only helps control your cooling costs, but it also protects the roof’s structural components and prolongs the useful lifespan of your shingles, too. When the time comes for a roof replacement, there are a number of beautiful options available in Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)-approved shingles that reflect solar energy for more cost-effective cooling.

At Echols Roofing, we’ve built our reputation as trusted Atlanta roofers over more than five decades serving area homeowners. Contact us today for all your roofing needs!

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