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Why is Roof Maintenance Important?

The Importance of Regular Roof Maintenance

Most homeowners don’t think about their roofs until a problem occurs. Your roof is one of the largest and most important components of your home. It battles the elements day after day. Without preventative care, your roof can deteriorate prematurely or even start to leak. Here are some reasons why regular roof maintenance is so important: 

  1. Regular maintenance extends the lifespan of your roof. 

    From high winds to freezing weather and hailstorms, your roof endures harsh elements. Because of this, even the smallest amount of damage can worsen rapidly if your roof lacks regular maintenance. Shingles loosen, holes become larger, and certain components of your roof, like the metal flashings, can detach. A poorly maintained roof is more likely to leak and fail prematurely. By maintaining your roof, you are also protecting your home from water damage. Roof leaks can cause extensive damage to your home’s interior including mold and mildew buildup. A well-maintained roof will keep you and your home safe for years to come.

  2. Roof maintenance saves you time and money.

    Regular roof maintenance helps you catch problems early. With maintenance and minor repairs throughout the course of your roof’s lifetime, you avoid the costs of extensive roof damage. This helps you save time because you won’t have to deal with scheduling large repairs or a roof replacement before you’re ready for it. Regular maintenance saves money because you will get the most value out of your roof by making it last longer.

  3. You can boost your home’s curb appeal by taking care of your roof.

    A well-maintained roof will look good and perform well, too. If you plan to sell your home in the future, regular roof maintenance will help you maintain its value. In fact, we recommend five-year roof certifications for prospective buyers to make sure everything is in order.

What is included in our residential roof maintenance service?

Our roof maintenance service addresses the most common roofing issues to stop leaks before they begin. Here’s what’s included: 

• Visual inspection:
Regular roof inspections are important because they help us detect problems early. During this step of the process, we’ll provide an intensive inspection of all roofing components. 

Reseal exposed nails and repair nail pops:
During your roof tune-up, we’ll reseal any exposed nail heads and repair under-driven nails and nail pops.

• Reseal roof and plumbing vents:
Roof leaks often occur when the flashings around your roof and plumbing vents become detached. We reseal these areas to ensure your roof is water-tight. 

• Secure loose flashings:
Metal flashings are crucial in protecting your roof from leaks. They play an essential role in diverting water from vulnerable areas of your roof. During your tune-up, we’ll repair any loose flashings and make sure they are secure. 

Roof maintenance is an important part of owning a home. You can avoid the cost of major repairs or a full roof replacement before yor’re ready for it with regular maintenance. Don’t wait until your roof leaks! Stop roof problems in their tracks by detecting and fixing minor issues early on. Is your roof due for a tune-up? Call us today for a free consultation or contact us online.