There is a long list of expenses when it comes to your home. Of course, you want to limit these as much as possible, and maintenance is your best friend when it comes to keeping every part of your home in good shape. Replacing a roof can be very expensive, and it is constantly under assault by the elements. Sunlight can degrade the roofing material, making it brittle and more prone to breaking. Rainwater can pool up and cause rot, rust or moss growth.

It is up to you as a homeowner to keep these situations from ruining your roof. When it comes to rain, you can do a lot by keeping your gutters and downspouts clear, preventing water from backing up. It is also important to keep debris off your roof since it otherwise would make it easier for water to be retained on the roof. When it comes to sunlight, there are some surface treatments that you can apply to prolong the life of your roof under direct sunlight.