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Common Factors That Affect the Lifespan of Your Roof

Common Factors That Affect the Lifespan of Your Roof

Having a sturdy and well-built roof is important for your home. And to make sure it effectively protects its inhabitants, it must be properly maintained and cared for. As trusted experts of half round gutters, Advantage Seamless Gutters explains some of the common factors that affect your roof’s lifespan.

Common Factors That Affect the Lifespan of Your Roof


Climate, weather and wind can all have an impact on your home’s roof. This is one factor that’s beyond our control, but regular maintenance does help in keeping your roof sturdy enough to withstand extreme situations. If your roof had already sustained major damage after a severe storm, this can be your opportunity to upgrade to a material that offers better protection; just be sure that it’s suited to your local climate. 


Neglecting your gutter system is not recommended, as this can pose potential risks and concerns on your roof. For instance, leaves and pine needles easily fall into your gutters and they can get clogged. When this happens, water won’t flow freely and end up pooling your roof, eventually leading to water leaking through your shingles and creating damage. All this can be avoided with regular cleaning, which can slow the amount of debris collected in your gutter system. We also recommend upgrading to seamless gutters and installing gutter guards so you won’t have to worry about cleaning all the time.


Another way to slow down the amount of leaves and small debris accumulating on your roof is by trimming the overhanging branches of your trees. These actually pose a challenge in maintaining your roof; branches that grow too close can physically scrape and damage the shingles over time. Weak and dead limbs overhanging your roof can also collapse and damage it during winter or high winds, so it’s best to cut these off as soon as possible.

When it comes to excellent gutter installation, there’s only one company to trust. Call Advantage Seamless Gutters today at 218.558.0575 or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve Alexandria, Bemidji and surrounding areas in Minnesota.