Can Roof Maintenance Really Extend Your Roof’s Life?

Roofs can seem like an eternal, super-strong object that you can just “set & forget” once it’s installed. After all , a new roof can last for decades right? Nothing could be farther from the truth, roofs, even new ones, need regular maintenance.

While it is true that’s it’s possible you can get away with neglecting a brand new roof for a couple of years without incident, it’s that lack of maintenance that can cause major problems down the road. In fact, most major repairs are either the result of poor installation or neglecting maintenance.

Your Roof Protects Your Home

Your roof was designed for one thing, to protect your home, and everything in it, from the elements, especially water. Details like pitch and slope are calculated to ensure water is routed away from areas that it can damage to your gutter system as efficiently and quickly as possible. Any disruption of that flow can cause real, expensive damage, especially if it’s allowed to go on for months or years.

It’s such an easy thing, it makes one wonder why everyone isn’t doing it. Yet here we are, year after year, fielding hundreds of repair calls a year that could have been prevented with even minimal maintenance.

This is where preventative roof maintenance comes in. Comprised mainly of keeping the roof and gutters clean throughout the year and at least one professional roof inspection (two for commercial roofs), roof maintenance isn’t really a hard job, especially if you hire someone else to do it.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Benjamin Franklin

We maintain our cars, homes, even our own bodies but when it comes to the roof, too many put off cleaning their gutters or getting a yearly inspection even though the consequences can be expensive, even dangerous.

Whatever the reason, neglecting ones roof can spell disaster. If it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned the gutters or had a roof inspection there’s time to correct it! Call you local roof contractor today and put your roof on track to maximum life and save a little money and stress in the process!

In Metro Atlanta, Atlanta Roofing Specialists has been helping homeowners come up with a roof maintenance plan that makes sense and maximizes the return on your roof investment. For a free estimate, call (770) 419-2222 today!

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