Regular Maintenance Increases the Lifespan of Your Roof

While a quality roof is designed to last you 30 years or more, that doesn’t mean you can just “set it and forget it.” To keep your roof in good shape and maximize its lifespan under the Florida sun, it’s important to maintain it just like any other part of your home. In this article, the A.O. Roofing team will provide some key tips for how to maintain your roof.

1. Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts

Your gutters and downspouts collect water runoff from your shingles and direct it away from your home. When they’re clogged, they can’t do this job properly, leading to water building up underneath shingles and overflowing onto your home. Regularly clean your gutters to stay free of blockages. A minor chore performed more often can keep you from a major headache down the road.

2. Control Moss and Algae Growth

Factors like humidity and shade can lead to moss and algae growth on your roof. Moss absorbs water and can damage shingles, while algae creates unsightly dark streaks on your roof. These can be cleaned with a bleach solution, and you can prevent moss growth with metal sheeting and prevent algae by using shingles that have anti algae technology, like those from Atlas

3. Clear Away Debris

While trees can provide shade, they also can create a lot of debris. This debris can absorb water and damage shingles, as well as clogging your gutters. Remove debris from your roof at least twice a year to keep things clean. 

4. Check for Damage

Periodically inspect your roof for damaged caulking and sealants, rust, damaged flashings, and signs of insect or animal damage. In addition to your own inspections, you should have a professional perform a roof inspection every few years or so. 

Keep Your Roof in Good Shape with the Pros at A.O. Roofing Services

By following these roof maintenance tips, you can extend your roof’s lifespan and ensure it keeps protecting your home for years to come. And if you need a major repair, a roof inspection, or any other professional help, the pros here at A.O. Roofing Services are here to help. No matter where you’re located in Polk County — including Bartow, Frostproof, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Lakeland, and beyond — we’ve got you covered. Contact us to get started with a free estimate. 

Want to see more of our work from around Central Florida? Check out some of our other roofing projects on our blog to see some examples of the quality work we do. You can also stay up to date with us on social media! We’re on Facebook, X, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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