It’s no secret, when you keep something well maintained, you avoid the high costs of neglect while ensuring your investment is in good condition and up to par. We see this everyday in the maintenance of our cars, computers, even ourselves, but we don’t really think about our roofs until there is a problem and by the time the signs are noticed. can result in much higher costs than if we prevented the problem in the first place.
Exposure to the elements such as heat, rain, wind, hail, and other events, your roof is constantly being worn down as it ages resulting in small problems here and there. You may not need to change the oil or put your roof on a diet but it is a good idea to either inspect yourself or have someone come out and inspect your roof and repair any small problems they can find regularly.
What benefit is there on spending time and money regularly maintaining and inspecting a roof rather than just keep it clean? Well, studies show that improperly maintained roofs last only half of their expected service life. HALF. Why? Because those little leaks can become big leaks, that crooked shingle could indicate much deeper damage that if neglected could cost you your whole investment. There are a myriad of small problems that over time can become major disasters, maintenance is the only way to prevent this.
“But I have a warranty!” you say. That’s nice, but don’t assume that a warranty will help. Almost all warranties specifically state the the warranty is void if the roof is not properly maintained. After all, they won’t pay for neglect. If you cannot show the roof has properly maintained, your claim will likely be denied and you could be responsible for all repairs.
So, now that you understand the why, how about the when? You should have your roof inspected at least twice a year, to check for damage or other irregularities. Paying attention to even the smallest perceived problems. You can either do this yourself or call us at 770-419-2222 and we will inspect it for you, in most cases at no charge (reports, Realtor requests and other documentation may be extra).
Inspecting a roof takes time and knowing what to look for goes a long way. Having a qualified roofing contractor like Atlanta Roofing inspecting your roof ensures that everything is being done to make sure your roof lasts as long as it possible can.
Call Atlanta Roofing @ (770) 419-2222 to schedule your inspection today and put together a sensible maintenance/inspection schedule that will help you enjoy your roof for years to come!