Your roof should be inspected regularly to keep it in good shape and to extend its life. Regular inspections increase the chance you'll catch damaged shingles and flashing before they leak. You might want a roofing contractor to check your roof to make sure you don't overlook any damage. Preventive roof maintenance and prompt repairs provide these important benefits.
1. Your Home Maintains Its Curb Appeal
A worn-out roof can make your home look ugly or neglected. Compare how a home looks with an ugly roof and one that's new or maintained well. When shingles are in place and not curled, discolored, or bald, your home has improved curb appeal. If you take pride in the way your property looks, you'll want to maintain your roof along with the rest of your home's exterior.
2. Maintenance Helps Your Roof Last Longer
A new roof is a significant investment even if you have budget shingles put on, so you want your roof to last as long as possible. When you have roof repairs done before leaks cause too much damage, you can squeeze more years of life from your roof.
When a roofing contractor checks your roof up close by visually inspecting it, feeling the shingles, and testing the deck, they can find hidden leaks you don't know about. Replacing damaged shingles and repairing a rotted deck can stop water damage from spreading.
3. You May Save Money Over The Life Of Your Roof
Even though you have to pay for roofing services like inspections and repairs, you may pay less over the life of your roof when compared to letting roof damage escalate. When a cracked shingle, backed-out nail, or rusty flashing is found early, the repairs are much cheaper than if water damage has been done to the deck or rafters. Plus, a bad roof leak could cause expensive damage to your attic and lower levels of your home.
4. Roof Maintenance Protects The Warranty
Maintaining the warranty on your roof is important so you can get help paying for roof damage caused by things covered under the warranty. However, if you don't maintain your roof properly, your warranty might be void. Your homeowner's insurance might not even pay for storm damage to your roof if your roof was in bad shape due to neglect.
Keeping up with repairs and having roofing work done by a licensed roofer is necessary for keeping your warranty valid and for keeping your roof in good shape.