If you want your roof to last a long time, you’ll want to take care of it. Like your car, your roofing system needs regular maintenance. If tiles crack, break or go missing, you’ll want to have the problem addressed immediately.  However, neglecting a damaged roof isn’t the only thing that can shorten its lifespan.

Inadequate ventilation

When your roof is properly ventilated, the ventilation will moderate the temperature of your roof space. Why is this important? Proper ventilation can prevent the roof from getting too hot. It can also mitigate the build-up of moisture, which can damage your roofing system from the inside out. For more information about why ventilation is important (and to schedule a free inspection to make sure your roofing system is ventilated properly), call Kleinberger Corporation today to schedule a free inspection.

The experience level of the installer

If you own a luxury sports car and your check-engine light turns on, which mechanic would you take your car to? Would you take it to the shop on the corner that’s staffed with technicians that are fresh out of trade school, or would you schedule an appointment with the dealership? We’re guessing you’d choose the latter– because you’ll want the mechanic to have the skills and technical know-how to get the job done right.

Although a home is a lot different than a sports car, homes in Southwest Florida cost a lot more than the average sports car. Suffice to say, when you hire a roofer, you’ll want to hire a company that’s licensed, boned, experienced, and insured. Check their references, check their credentials, and don’t make your selection based on price alone. Hire the company that’s best for the job.  The cheapest bid isn’t always the best choice. If you hire a roofer based on price alone and their workmanship isn’t up to par, this could shorten the life of your roofing system.

The type of roofing materials you choose can have an impact

As we noted in our previous blogs, different roofing materials have differing decay rates. Although the average tile roof can last between 60-75 years, asphalt and wooden shingle roofing systems last between 25-30 years. Choose your materials wisely.

Do you have questions about the types of things that can shorten your roof’s lifespan? Call Kleinberger Corporation today to speak with an expert.