It’s really 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 snuff. 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 usually this results in much higher cost than if we could prevent the problems in the first place.
With exposure to the elements like heat, rain, wind, hail, and other wear and tear, 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 the 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.
What possible benefit is there on spending time and money maintaining a roof you ask? 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.
“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 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 examine your roof 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 some cases at no charge (reports and other documentation 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.