The Better Business Bureau recommends a few important tips for roofing maintenance and selecting a roofer. New homeowners should create a checklist and always ask the age of the roof when purchasing a new home. The average lifespan of a roof is 20 years, dependent upon factors like storm damage and mold. Homeowners should clear dead branches which could increase the likelihood of roof damage. Additionally, shaded areas contribute to moisture and could result in mold. Following storms, homeowners should inspect for damage like cracks on shingles. Researching roofers, selecting licensed contractors, and asking for contracts in writing is critical. Homeowners should also ask for references and request estimates. | Read More