While it may not be something that you as a homeowner think about every day, your roof is one of the key components of your home. It protects you and your family from weather and the other elements that your home is constantly exposed to on a daily basis. Therefore, it should only make sense that roof maintenance be a major part of your home’s regular care.
Roof problems usually arise as a result of two things:
- The age of your roof or
- No or poor roof maintenance.
Getting a roof assessment from a professional roofer every other year or after your home got hit by storm or hail can help determine if your roof is in need of any repair or maintenance work. If you 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 regular roof maintenance is so important for your home.
It Helps Catch Problems Early
No homeowner one likes surprises. You can understand the kind of damper that comes with finding out that you need a large and costlier repair in or around your home. A roof repair is no different. Keeping up with it can help catch problems early, oftentimes eliminating the need for large repairs down the road.
For example, say you had small leak in your roof, but you figured it wasn’t a big deal so you did nothing about it for several years. Had the leak been fixed as soon as it was caught, it may not have caused any further damage. But allowing it to remain unattended for a loner time may have caused rotting and other structural issues to form on or in your home. As a result, you now need to replace your entire roof, which is going to cost significantly more than a minor repair. Worse case, you may even have to take care of interior damage that resulted from your roof damage.
So which sounds better? The minor repair or a major one that maybe included the full replacement? Yes, we thought so, too.
Roof Maintenance Increases the Lifespan of Your Roof
Think about your car for a second. Throughout the life of that car, it will need maintenance from time to time to help keep it running smoothly. That oil change ever 5000 miles or the new brake pads every now and then. In doing so, getting maintenance helps your car last as long as it possibly can in good condition.
Your roof functions 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. Regular upkeep – even simple little fixes and maintenance – will allow it to reach its full lifespan. A standard asphalt shingle roof can reach 20 to 25 years that way. If your roof is neglected and minor problems are not fixed in a timely fashion, it will need to be replaced much sooner. While a bigger roof repair or even replacement will be necessary at some point, you can lengthen the time frame of when this will need to be done. Even simple things like keeping your gutters clean can go a long way in ensuring your roof stays in good shape.
In addition to keeping up with your roof, we at Remedy Roofing recommend a professional check-up by a roofing professional at least every two years.
Roof Maintenance Helps Save You Money
Yes, that’s right – regularly maintaining your roof can save you 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 full replacement.
In the end, your wallet will thank you for saving money!
Maintenance Gives You Peace of Mind
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 serious issues like mold or rot. No – by having your roof regularly checked and maintained, you know that everything is in optimal condition. Give yourself some peace of mind and find out for sure.
Does Your Roof Need Maintenance?
As you can see, regular maintenance is the smartest (and most cost-effective!) thing you can do for your roof. It’s preventative care that will not only save you money, but keep your roof lasting long and looking great 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 at Remedy Roofing encourage you to contact us. Our roof inspections and estimates are always free of charge and we can let you know the exact condition of your roof and if any repairs or maintenance work are needed to keep your roof in its best possible condition.