Ah Spring, the weather is warmer, the bitter cold of winter becomes a memory. For many, something about the warm weather motivates and many homes undergo a yearly ritual known as Spring cleaning. The practice of thoroughly cleaning a home during the first weeks of Spring, spring cleaning is a tradition in many parts of the world, especially in colder climates or after a harsh winter.
Whether you’re a Spring-cleaner or not, don’t neglect your roof! With the rain, snow, ice, cold, and even a storm here and there, your roof has gone through a lot this winter and now is a great time to clean the gutters and have your roof professionally inspected for problems! Especially if it’s been a year or more or you notice any problems.
Studies have shown that most roofs last only half their expected life span when not regularly maintained. Half. Promptly repairing damage and having regular roof inspections performed will not only ensure your roof lasts as long as possible, but will save you money by preventing further damage from neglected problems.
Maintenance also helps you keep your warranty intact. Pretty much all of the roofing material manufacturers require some level of maintenance. So if the day comes and you need to make a warranty claim (no matter how legitimate) and are unable to produce evidence that you have had your roof maintained properly, they can (and will) deny the claim, leaving you with all the costs of the problem and a roof with no warranty to boot.
You should have regular inspections at least once a year. Especially before the summer here in the South as UV radiation and high heat (not to mention the humidity) is particularly hard on the roof. Thermal shock can occur when cooling rains suddenly appear after the roof has been baking in the heat, prematurely ageing the roof further. Typically, wherever you live, inspecting your roof just before the season with the most severe weather can ensure you are in compliance with your warranty and lengthen the life of your roof.
As in life, preventative maintenance is key to a healthy roof, don’t lose your warranty or cost yourself unnecessary costs and repairs by neglecting your roof maintenance, call Atlanta Roofing Specialists today at 770-419-2222 and we’ll setup a free estimate and create a sensible maintenance schedule that’s right for you!