Asphalt shingles can last anywhere from 20 to 30 years before needing a roof replacement. With good and regular maintenance, you can extend this estimated lifespan even further, maximizing the value of your roofing system. Aside from saving you money from replacing your roof prematurely, taking good care of your shingles also have practical benefits for your home.
Well-maintained roofs are less likely to develop problems. They can also go through some unexpected storm while suffering minimal damage. Here are a few tips from our experts at Jack the Roofer on how you can keep your asphalt shingles in good condition.
It’s easy to maintain a roof if it has been installed properly by professional roofing contractors right from the start. Always make sure that all your roofing needs, from seasonal inspections to full roof replacements, are done by certified and licensed roofers. Be wary of “storm chasers” and other roof scammers, and trust only the companies you can vet.
DIY Roof Repairs
It’s tempting to break off your shingle tabs when you’re searching for the source of a leak in your roof. This is a bad idea. In fact, taking a DIY approach to all types of roof repair is generally a bad idea. This could lead to your insurance claims being denied or, in worst-case scenarios, bigger and more serious problems on your roof. Always call your local roofing professionals for any repairs you may need.
Regular Maintenance is Key
A timely roof repair is a good way to keep your roof in great shape, but preventive maintenance can stop it from developing problems in the first place. Schedule a full inspection and maintenance visit for your roof at least once every year to identify potential problems even before they get worse.
At Jack the Roofer, you can count on our professionals to keep your asphalt shingle roof in excellent condition all year long. Give us a call at (720) 722-2255, or fill out our contact form to schedule a maintenance appointment or request a free estimate on repairs and replacements today. We serve homeowners in Aurora, Castle Rock and other neighboring communities.