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About Us Blog Video: 6 Steps To Enhance The Service Life Of Your Roof

Video: 6 Steps To Enhance The Service Life Of Your Roof

Every homeowner wants to get the most out of their investment. That’s why it’s important to choose the right materials. Those with the longest service life often gain the approval of homeowners and contractors alike.

Today, we look at the six steps to enhance the service life of your asphalt roofs.


Maintain Historical Records

These include info on original installation, roof plan, membrane type and system components. Your contractors’ contact info, membrane manufacturer and warranty info will also be useful. Keep all documents on inspections, maintenance and repairs. You never know when they’ll come in handy.

Control Roof Access

Limit roof access to trained roofing professionals and only when doing maintenance. Roofs are not meant for foot traffic.

Conduct Regular Inspections

Each spring and fall, ask your roofing company to do a thorough roof inspection, including inspecting all roof components and pointing out whatever may need further attention. These inspections can help identify potential roof damage or leaks before they occur.

Ensure Routine Maintenance

The building’s own trained maintenance personnel should do regular roof maintenance. They should clear the roof of construction debris, tree branches and limbs. Drains and gutters must be free of leaves and dirt. Trim overhanging tree limbs where branches and leaves can get to your roof.

Report Leaks or Roof Damage Immediately

Your fast action will prevent more costly repairs or replacement. Notify your roofing contractor of any discovered leaks or damage.

Use a Professional Roofing Contractor

Some jobs are best left to professionals. Roof inspection, repair and replacement are among them. We repair and install asphalt roofs with the best craftsmanship and customer service. We use top-quality products that withstand weather and aging better than other materials.

Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. offers top-quality asphalt roofing from Owens Corning®, GAF and CertainTeed®. Based in Northwest Houston, we work with homeowners from Conroe to Galveston to Houston. Call us at (713) 244-5530 for a quick consultation.