Doing a few simple tasks can go a long way towards extending your roof’s lifespan. Here are a few to keep in mind.

Schedule Frequent Roof Inspections 

No matter how durable your roof is, it will eventually suffer some form of damage. And, when it does, it needs to be fixed immediately. That’s because roof damage can quickly accumulate. Loose shingles can be dislodged completely by gale-force winds. Leaks slowly deposit moisture until rot or mold forms in the roof substrate. 

Except in cases where there’s an extreme weather event, roof damage usually starts out small. Routine inspections ensure minor roof damage is fixed before it worsens or spreads to other parts of your home. 

Hire Experienced Contractors 

Keep in mind that minor or early roof damage is usually subtle and, therefore, hard to find. Less-experienced contractors may fail to spot some of the warning signs. To ensure your roof undergoes a comprehensive inspection, only hire experienced contractors. Whether you need a roof or window replacement, it’s always a good idea to check your contractor’s qualifications. 

Trim Tree Overgrowth 

Simple chores like trimming overhanging tree limbs will get rid of hazards that can damage your roof. Strong winds can easily knock down tree branches that can damage your roof. 

Keep Your Gutters Clean 

Trimming the trees near your home also has the advantage of reducing the risk of clogged gutters. Gutters protect your home from moisture damage by diverting rainwater away from your roof. However, they’re often clogged with all sorts of debris. Less foliage and branches mean there’s a reduced risk of leaves and branches clogging your gutters. But even if your trees have been pruned, you should still clean your gutters daily. 

Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC, a family-owned contractor with more than eight decades’ worth of experience, offers roof replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (903) 465-7677. Or, fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Denison and Sherman, TX.         

Published On: September 12, 2019Categories: RoofingTags: , ,


903-465-7677 TX | 580-920-1433 OK



He was here on time, came out when he said he would, helped with our insurance. We were very satisfied with them. Their clean up was excellent and you couldn’t tell they had been here.

Stella T.

Lankford Roofing was very professional, friendly, and prompt! I highly recommend their services. Thank you Lankford Roofing!

Jeremy D.

Mike was the one that I dealt with and he was more than professional and helpful. I feel that he went out of his way to make sure we got what we needed.

Bill A.

Katie @ Lankford was very professional and very knowledgeable… Great job, great follow up.. Would definitely recommend them and use them on any future roofing needs!!!

Gene H.

I was astonished and delighted with their work and spend…and with their assistance with the insurance company. Yes I do recommend them.

Wayne J.

The Staff at Lankford Roofing met or exceeded my expectations in all respects. I would definitely retain their services again if needed in the future and highly recommend them to my friends.

Bob M.
guild quality logo