How to Extend The Life of Your Roof

Houston Weather

Houston has humid and subtropical weather. Its location at the lower end of Tornado Alley makes it prone to extreme weather conditions, hailstorms, and tornadoes. Hail impact on asphalt shingles can remove granules that wear down and brakes shingles, damaging your roof. 

Rain can seep underneath your roof deck to the structure, causing significant damage and rotting. Understanding your roof system will help you determine what needs to be done to extend the life expectancy of our roof. Maintenance tips to help protect your roof include rain gutters and your property’s attic.

Rain Gutters

The rain gutter system’s primary purpose is to direct water away from your property’s foundation. However, if left unattended, they will accumulate leaves and debris, clogging them. We recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice a year, during spring and fall. 

Clogged rain gutters can pose a weight strain on your roof. Routine cleaning of your gutter system will prevent damage to the exterior of your property and its foundation. Our team at Lone Star Roofing will help you maintain the structural integrity of your property. 

Check the insulation in your attic

Proper insulation and ventilation of your attic will keep your roof in good condition. Even though it may seem odd to add insulation to keep you warm during winter. And, then purposely allow fresh air to enter your home’s attic through vents, this combination is key to an energy-efficient place. 

When you allow a natural flow of air to ventilate your attic during winter helps by keeping it cold. Maintaining your attic fresh will reduce the risk of ice damming. (snow melting off a roof when an attic is too warm will re-freeze at the rain gutters) An ice dam will damage your roof. Our team of experts will guide you through the necessary steps to find what the best option is for you.

Let the Pros Keep You Safe!

Before starting a roofing project, our team will survey the area to determine the structural integrity of your roof. Safety is always a priority when installing a new roof or performing maintenance. You must consider calling a roof specialist to avoid possible danger. 

Using the right equipment and meeting OSHA requirements lowers the risk of our roofing experts, making their work more efficient.

Our professionals at Lone Star Roofing are committed to offering you the best quality service, product, and warranty on your roofing projects! Call us today!