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How to Improve the Longevity of a Roof

Here at Valent Roofing, our team strive to provide each and every client with a roof that can withstand the test of time. After all, a slate roof may have an average lifespan of 150 years but this figure is heavily dependent on the care that homeowners provide it with. As a properties first line of defence against the wrath of Mother Nature, it is vital that a roof is given the attention to detail it requires to keep it in tip top condition. Read on as we go over three ways to improve the longevity of a roof…


The beams that make up a roof are just as important as the material that it is made from, however a lack of ventilation can lead to condensation. Overtime, this excess moisture can damage wooden features, reduce the stability of a roof and force homeowners to invest in a replacement sooner rather than later. Luckily, this can be easily rectified by investing in an exhaust fan.


Pitched roofing is known for its slopes which are able to effectively reduce moisture and prevent water build-up. The gutters then funnel this water away from the roofing material so that it cannot cause unnecessary damage. With this said, a lack of gutter maintenance can cause them to become clogged with debris, preventing the rainwater from being removed. In order to ensure that a roof outlasts its longevity guarantee, it is vital that the gutters remain clear at all times as this will reduce the likelihood of moisture related damage.


A roof is only as good as the maintenance it is provided with. After all, it may be in perfect condition when it is first installed but years upon years of neglect will eventually cause the entire thing to suffer. After all, the external part of a roof is subject to extreme weather changes throughout the year as well as general wear and tear which means that the entire thing should be regularly inspected and routinely maintained in order to ensure longevity.

When a roof is installed by professional and experienced roofers, it gives a property the best possible start. With this said, it is down to the homeowner to ensure that it is well-maintained throughout its lifespan and that the components listed above are tended to as and when required. After all, a roof is a man-made structure which means that it cannot regulate its own maintenance. To find out more information, get in contact with the best industrial roofing on the market and speak to a member of the Valent Roofing team today!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
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