There are parts of your home that need more attention than others. Some are more prone to breaking down, and some are more expensive than others. Your roof has a little bit of both. For many homeowners, a roof replacement is going to be the most expensive thing that they could deal with, and since it constantly is exposed to the elements, your roof experiences a lot of wear and tear.
To make your roof lasts as long as possible, you need to give it regular attention. For example, water sitting on your roof can cause issues, so it is important that you make sure there are no parts of your roof where water pools up. This might involve clearing away debris, branches, and leaves that have collected on your roof. It could also be that you need to have flashing installed to push water away from certain areas. Taking a good look at how water flows on your roof when it rains can give you a good idea of where there might be issues.