Caring for your roof should be very high up on your list of priorities for your home. Why is that? Because your roof is a major investment. Replacing a roof can cost tens of thousands, especially for a larger home, and it makes sense to push the day when that is necessary as far as possible into the future.
So what can you do to make your roof last longer? A main issue that leads to damage for all different types of roofing materials is water. Keeping your roof as dry as possible is important, and it doesn’t take a lot of work. Your gutters and downspouts should regularly be checked to make sure that they funnel the water away from the roof without obstructions. You also should clear away leaves and branches from your roof since these can allow water to pool up on the roof, causing damage. Get into the habit of checking out your roof occasionally to look for issues that need addressing.