How To Maximise The Life Of Your Roof
The lifespan on of a roof varies according to the materials you use. If you fit a new slate roof for example then you should expect it to last more than a lifetime in most case. Other materials may last 15 to 20 years before they need replacing. Whichever material you decide upon you will increase the longevity of your roof by doing the following…
Inspect Your Roof Regularly
One thing a roof can’t do is keep an eye on itself. While roofing materials are designed to be robust and weather resistant, there may be areas that need repair from time to time. If a problem isn’t identified then there is the potential for a far worse issue to develop such as a leak.
Clear debris from gutters
Gutters tend to accumulate all sorts of material from trees to plants that thrive in damp conditions. When left to build up over a long period the debris can cause problems with your roof so it is worth cleaning out the guttering at least once a year.
Ensure adequate ventilation in the attic
If your loft or attic lacks ventilation then this can lead to the space underneath the roof overheating which can cause damage and reduce energy efficiency.
As long as your roof is inspected regularly and you identify the above issues as well as any broken tiles, then your it should last for its full guaranteed life and beyond.