It makes sense if you want to save money on your roof repair by taking care of it yourself. Unless you’re a roofing contractor with years of experience or know a roofer who’s been installing roofs for a long time, we suggest you call a professional. In most cases, roof repairs can be taken care of quickly and easily by a roofing expert. However, if you don’t know how to properly repair a roof, you can do even more damage to your roof.

In this post, we’ll be sharing five ways you can extend the life of your roof. Want to get started on your roof installation, repair, or inspection? Give Houser Roofing in Richmond a call today!

Five ways to extend the life of your roof

We don’t often consider the lifespan of our roof until it’s leaking or damaged. At Houser Roofing, we believe bi-annual inspections help keep roof damage and wear at bay. Our 25-plus years of service has shown that a proactive approach towards your roof saves time and money. Here are five ways you can be proactive with your roof:

Hire a professional for all roof work

It may seem like a great way to save money, but we strongly suggest you hire a professional to install or repair your roof. If you find a leak or an inspection reports that you need a new roof, the time, cost, and potential for error decreases substantially when a roofing professional takes care of your roof for you.

Hire a professional roof cleaning service

A professional can clean your roof, your gutters, and, in some cases, catch potential damage before it gets worse. Don’t risk your safety and climb onto your roof. Give Houser Roofing a call today!

Watch out for these signs of an aging roof

Prevention is the best way to lengthen the lifespan of your roof. If you can see your roof from the ground, look for the following signs that you may need a repair soon:

  • Leaky gutters
  • Missing shingles
  • Shingle particles or granules in gutters
  • Sagging roof lines
  • Water stains or lines inside building
  • Mold growth

Hire a professional snow removal service

It may not seem like a big deal to remove snow from your roof, but leaving snow on your roof can shorten the roof’s lifespan. Water typically runs off your roof, but snow doesn’t run off as quickly as water. The weight of the snow can be anywhere between one-to-60 pounds per cubic foot. That’s a lot of weight for your roof to hold across it’s total square footage. A general rule is to clear snow from your roof once it reaches six inches or more.

Pay for an annual roofing inspection

Those who don’t get their annual roofing inspection tend to pay more in repairs for damage they could’ve prevented. Houser Roofing encourages two inspections a year to stay on top of any growing issues with your roof.

Call Your Expert Roofing Contractor in Richmond

You can trust Houser Roofing. We’ve been serving Richmond, South Texas, and the Gulf Coast Region with roofing services for more than 25 years. If you’re in need of a roof repair, installation, or inspection, we can help. Give us a call today, and let’s discuss your project!