3 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Asphalt Shingles

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Asphalt shingles tend to be one of the most commonly used materials today. They adorn homes and businesses across the country. If you want your shingles to last for quite some time, there are things you need to do to make sure they are taken care of. Otherwise, your shingles are going to end up failing on you and your roof and the inside of your home is going to be destroyed. To keep your shingles looking better for longer, here are three things you need to do.

Spend time cleaning out the gutters.

Leaves and other debris can end up accumulating in your gutters rather quickly during the fall months. If you don't spend some time going through and cleaning all of that debris out of the gutters, it can cause the water to back up underneath your shingles and inside of your roof. With all of those leaves and other debris in the gutters, the water has nowhere else to go. It ends up pooling on top of the debris before it is forced inside. By cleaning out the gutters, you provide rain and melting snow with a place to go and drain away from the home.

Keep your roof clean.

Beyond the debris in your gutters, you also have to make sure the debris is off of your roof. Leaving piles of leaves and tree branches on your roof will cause mold and rot to form. When it rains, the water pools on those items. Since they are stuck on the roof, there is no way for the water underneath of the leaves to dry out. It ends up turning into mold and causing the shingles to fall apart. Clean anything you can see off your roof to prevent damage from occurring.

Ask about your roofing warranty.

Make sure you know what type of a warranty your roof has. Different manufacturers offer different warranties and terms. In the event damage does occur, you need to know if you are able to submit a claim and get new roofing materials installed without having to spend a fortune out of your own pocket. Keep the warranty papers handy so you can easily find them when you need to pursue repairs.

By doing the three things above, you can make sure that you aren't having to shell out money on repairs that could have been avoided in the first place. Contact a company like Rainy Day Exteriors for more information.

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