Smart homeowners understand the importance of caring for their roofing system, especially since a well-cared for roof should last for more than two decades. No one wants to pay to have this job redone sooner than necessary, but there are several things that you may not be paying attention to, that can shave some years off your roof’s lifespan.

For this post, the experts at Pioneer Roofing wanted to discuss the types of things you’ll want to look out for.

Moisture and/or leaks can cause a lot of problems

You may have heard people talk about the dangers of letting moss grow rampantly on your roof. Moss on trees can be pretty. Moss in your backyard, depending on your landscaping, can help create a serene space. Moss on your roofing system is going to do a lot of damage. Think about it for a second. If you were to leave a damp towel on your hardwood floors for a few months (while making sure it remained damp that entire time), try to imagine the damage this would cause. Since moss holds a lot of moisture, the same thing will happen if it’s allowed to reside on the top of your house. Not to mention, that we haven’t even started to address the possible mold problem that this could cause.  If you notice your roof is starting to look a little green, be sure to address the problem promptly.

Cutting corners to save $$ when you reroof your home

When it comes time to hire a roofer, you’ll want to keep in mind that the cheapest bid isn’t always the best bid. You’ll want to take some time, check out online reviews and ask for references. If the bid is cheap because they cut corners, or they have a track record of not doing jobs correctly, the cost savings simply isn’t worth it.

Not paying attention to maintenance

You probably understand the importance of maintaining your car. If you take care of your vehicle and you make sure to change the oil at regular intervals, keep your tire pressure stable and flush your engine fluids according to manufacturer guidelines, it’s going to last a long time. If you skip all of those things, you run the risk of destroying your engine (you can also do a lot of damage to your alignment.)

Your roof needs maintenance too. If you have questions about the types of things you should be staying on top of, call Pioneer Home Solutions today to speak with a Denver roofer.

Why we’re the best at what we do

Pioneer Roofing is proud to be among the top-rated roofing companies in the state of Colorado. We’re committed to providing superior levels of customer care and customer service. Our workers are experienced, reputable and they know how to get jobs done right, on time and on budget.

For more information on the types of things that could shorten the lifespan of your roof, call us today to learn more.