While it may not be something that you think about everyday, your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects you from weather and the other elements that your home is constantly exposed to on a daily basis. As a result, it would only make sense that roof maintenance be a part of your home’s regular care.
In fact, roof problems usually arise as a result of two things, 1) an aged roof or 2) poor maintenance.
Getting a roof assessment every couple of years can help determine if your roof needs any repairs. Wait too long to have your roof checked and you may be surprised to find damage that could have been avoided had minor repairs been taken care of sooner.
Aside from helping your roof last to its full potential and avoiding the need for major repairs, there are many other benefits to keeping up with your roof.
Let’s take a look at several other reasons why roof maintenance is important.
No one likes surprises. And if you’re a homeowner, you can understand the kind of damper that comes with finding out that you need a large repair in your home. Roof repair is no different. Keeping up with it can help catch problems early, eliminating the need for large repairs down the road.
For instance, say you had small leak in your roof, but did nothing about it for years. Well had the leak been fixed as soon as it was caught, it may not have caused any other damage. But allowing it to remain unrepaired for years may have caused rotting and other structural issues to form on your home. As a result, you now need to replace your entire roof, which is going to cost significantly more than a minor repair.
So which sounds better? Small repair or a major one? Yes, we thought so, too.
Think about a car for a second. Throughout the life of that car, it will need maintenance from time to time to help keep it running smoothly. In doing so, getting maintenance helps that car last as long as it possibly can in good condition.
Your roof is the exact same way. Regular maintenance and checkups will keep your roof in good condition for as long as possible.
Just like other parts of home, there is an expected lifespan for your roof. But proper upkeep will allow it to reach its full lifespan. If your roof is neglected and minor problems are not fixed, your roof will need to be replaced much sooner than expected.
Simple little things like keeping your gutters clean can go a long way in ensuring your roof remains working as it should.
While needing a roof repair or replacement will be necessary at some point, you can lengthen the time frame of when this will need to be done with regular maintenance.
In addition to keeping up with your roof, you should have it professionally checked by a roofing professional every two years.
That’s right – regularly maintaining your roof can save you some money. Neglecting your roof could potentially cause small roof problems to develop into larger ones over time. And if not fixed within a reasonable time, could cost more to fix later.
In addition, waiting too long to repair your roof may require you to need a complete roof replacement if small roof problems create larger damage.
With that being said, the small cost for routine maintenance is completely worth it when you consider to the cost of a major roof repair or replacement.
In the end, your wallet will thank you for saving money. And who doesn’t like saving money?
There is little that can compare with having your mind at ease. And that is exactly what roof maintenance can do for you. It can give you more piece of mind about your home.
You don’t need to worry if your roof is still in good condition. Or if you have a leak that could be creating mold or causing rot. No – by having your roof regularly checked and maintained, you know that everything is in optimal condition. And if it’s not, you can have any small problems that are discovered fixed right away.
Not knowing if your home is structurally sound or not is not a good thing. So give yourself some peace of mind and find out for sure.
As you can see, routine maintenance is the best thing you can do for your roof. It’s preventative care that will not only save you money, but keep your roof lasting long for years to come.
If your roof could benefit from roof maintenance or you have not had your roof professionally checked in over two years, we encourage you to contact us. We can let you know the exact condition of your roof and if any repairs are needed to keep your roof in its best possible condition.