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Maintaining Your Roof
Having the best roof is essential for your house value. If you wish to resell your house after a few years, having a great roof increases its monetary value. On the other hand, having a superior quality roof benefits your house as well as it protects you from all environmental conditions.
Roofs can last for decades, but no matter how good-looking your roof is, you have to replace it once the time comes. If your roof is over 20 years of age, you should get your roof checked regularly, and if you have the capability, replace it immediately.
One sign that tells you that you need to replace your roof is the curling of the shingles. Shingles can make either cup (when the edges of the shingles turn upward) or claw (when the tips stay flat, and the middle starts to come up). Links might happen once you see the curling of your roof shingles.
Besides curling, missing and cracked shingles are also indicators that you need to have new roofing. You can patch the missing and crack shingles, but it only takes a short period before the situation worsens. If your shingles have more than one crack and spread throughout the roof, it is a sign that your roof’s durability has reached its limits.
Moss and algae present in your shingles are not good signs either for your roof. However, unlike other signs of roof damage, moss and algae mean that the roof is old, which decreases its aesthetic value, nothing else. Scraping the most out of your shingles is not a very good idea in this situation.
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Proper roofing maintenance can extend the lifespan of your roof, which saves you more money in the long run. This All County Exteriors infographic tells you everything you need to maintain your roof in case you need some pointers.