If you are buying a home in a coastal region the temperatures will be high and you may have bad storms. Humidity is also often high in coastal areas due to the water. You may not be aware but high humidity can affect a roof in many ways. To ensure your roof lasts longer, the best thing you can do is to keep it properly maintained.
Use a Roof Coating
A roof coating can be beneficial for your roof. This will not only provide you with more energy efficiency, but the coating offers protection from sun and rain damage. There are silicone, polyurethane, asphalt, and acrylic roof coatings that are the most common. Because the coating is so important, ask a roofing contractor to apply the coating on your roof to ensure it is done correctly.
Keep the Roof Clean
Keeping the roof clean is important. For example, do not let leaves, twigs, or other debris to create build-up on the roof. Water can get trapped in these areas and cause damage to your roof. You could pressure wash your roof, but this can be time-consuming and you will cause damage if not done correctly. There is a better option that is known as no-rinse cleaning. This type of cleaning will prevent things like moss, algae, leaves, etc. from sticking to the roof. No-rinse roof cleaning is made of certain types of chemicals that will kill algae, moss, and mildew. You do not have to worry about rinsing off the cleaner, which can save a lot of time and you won't have to worry about runoff causing problems with your landscaping.
Install New Gutters
If the gutters on the home are old, you should consider installing brand new gutters. The gutter system is very important as this is what catches the water that flows down your roof. There are many types of gutter systems available. One type is known as seamless gutters which have no seams. These gutters look better, and you will not have to worry about seams coming apart. This type of gutter is also easier to install as they are in one long piece. There are aluminum, vinyl and steel gutters that are common as they are easy to install and will last a long time for you.
A roofing contractor can give you more information. The roofing contractor can also make any needed residential roof repair you need, such as loose shingles, missing shingles, and more.