Tips to Better Protect a New Roof

You've invested some money in a new roof and you want to make it last. Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help! We understand a new roof is a big investment and Above and Beyond Roofing wants to help extend the life of your roof in every way we can. Proper roof maintenance is key to hopefully increasing the amount of time your roof stays in good condition. Below you can find some steps you can take to help better protect your new roof!

Trim Any Long Branches

Branches or limbs that hang over your roof are a potential for a major issue with a large weight falling on your roof and causing structural damage. In addition to the structural damage, limbs that hang over your roof are constantly dropping leaves, nuts, and other debris on your roof. This can build up on your roof and in your gutters which can cause a backup of water on your roof.

Clean Gutters Out

Gutters are placed to help expedite water away from your roof and down to the ground. Gutters get full of other debris throughout the year. From overflowing with leaves in the fall to twigs and nuts in the spring, there are many ways for your gutters to get full. A full gutter prevents water from properly draining off your roof and can cause water to sit on your roof and potentially cause further damage to your roof structure.

Schedule a Roof Inspection

Regular inspections are a good idea to see if any damage has occurred. From a wind storm pulling up shingles to branches falling on your roof and causing structural damage, there are many potential roofing issues that can happen without you even knowing about it. A regular inspection can catch a minor problem before it becomes a more permanent issue!

Research Roofing Material Warranties

When having a new roof put on, you'll want to learn about the different warranty options available for the material you are choosing for your roof. Follow all recommendations for your warranty to ensure it is valid if something does happen in the future for you to make a claim.

Think about Insulation

Keeping your attic space at a more consistent temperature can actually help with the longevity of your roof. If temps are constantly fluctuating, the material is contracting and expanding, which could cause the potential for more permanent damage. There is also the risk of moister penetrating your roof when your space isn't properly insulated.

Now that you know some of the ways you can better protect your new investment, you're ready to put these steps into place. Contact our roofing contractor in mid-Missouri today to schedule your FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. We look forward to helping you extend the life of your roof and help you catch potential issues before permanent damage occurs!

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