When was the last time you examined your roof? Last year? Ten years ago? You’re not alone. Many homeowners rarely think about their roof unless it becomes damaged or begins to leak. Yet keeping your roof well maintained can help prevent water, wind and snow damage and prevent damage to your roof deck and attic from slow leaks. Keep on top of maintenance, and your asphalt shingle roof is more likely to last its full lifespan of 15 to 20 years.
There are a number of ways to ensure your roof does its job for as long as possible:
If your roof needs help
Roof in need of repair? It’s time to hire a certified roof professional. Contact two or three qualified roofing contractors and ask for a detailed, written estimate that offers:
If you replace your roof and you have home insurance with us, don’t forget to let us know so we can keep your file up to date.
Find out more about preventing water damage and home insurance solutions to meet your needs from The Co-operators.