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3 tips to extend shingle roofing lifespan

Shingle roofing is an affordable roofing option that offers many benefits. Some of the advantages of shingle roofing manifest themselves immediately, while others become evident with time.

You can find shingles in almost any color that provides greater flexibility in selecting one that perfectly complements the exterior house décor.

Shingle roofing has a relatively limited lifespan compared to other roofing options, such as tile roofing. That said, you can extend your shingle roofing lifespan by taking three simple steps below.

Call KY-KO for a regular checkup

Regular roof checkups—particularly during the spring—are important, as shingle roofs take a lot of punishment during the winter season due to cold and rain. Here in Phoenix, it might not be a bad idea to swap out that checkup for the fall if the monsoon has been particularly rough for your home.

A qualified and experienced roofing contractor from KY-KO will assess the condition of the roof and detect potential problems. We’ll pay special attention to missing shingles due to high wind damage, and cracked, curled, or bruised shingles caused by the pooling of rainwater.

Our roofing specialists will also pay special attention to damaged storm collars and hidden leaks that might have taken place during the winter season.

Ensure proper ventilation for longer shingle roof lifespan

Proper ventilation is important for the shingle roofing lifespan. Roofs that are not properly ventilated fail to push moisture in the attic areas outside. The increased moisture levels under the shingles can damage them rather quickly, requiring replacement or repairs.

Make prompt shingle repairs

The third important tip to extend your shingle roofing lifespan is to call KY-KO Roofing for prompt repairs. When shingles fall off, your roof is exposed to hail, wind, and rain. That’s why it’s extremely important to replace or repair shingles immediately if they are damaged.

Hire our roofing specialists for shingle repair and maintenance. We’ll check damaged shingles around the chimney area and skylights—which are the two most common roof leak locations. Also, the contractor will seal tack holes and tack down loose flashing with roof cement. Flashing replacement might be required in case of extensive damage to the roof.

Call KY-KO for shingle roof service

Although handyman professionals are often technically capable of performing roof shingle checkup and repairs, it’s recommended that you contact our experienced shingle roof repair and installation contractors.

Professional contractors are qualified and trained to carry out a thorough examination of the interior and exterior of the roof structure. They are more likely to detect leaks and problems in the shingle roofing.

You can rely on the expert roofing professionals at KY-KO Roofing to carry out all kinds of roof repair and maintenance work. We have been serving the Phoenix metro area with great integrity and devotion for more than 20 years.

To schedule your roof checkup and work to extend your shingle roof lifespan, get in contact with our team.