What does preventative maintenance do for my roof?
Like anything else in life, things require routine check ups like when you visit a dr yearly or get an oil change on your car. Your roof is no different in this case, these routine checkups can help you do preventative maintenance instead of having to replace your roof entirely. Yes, it will need to be done at some point but extending the longevity of your roof will save you more money in the long run.
What is preventative maintenance?
Preventative maintenance is ensuring your roof is in the best condition it can be in. With routine inspections, and minor repairs the overall cost will be better than replacing the roof entirely. These fixes and inspections may seem annoying but they definitely are necessary.
General Lifespan of a roof
The lifespan of a roof is extremely important in being able to maintain it for a long period of time. Most roofs endure the elements so some issues are bound to pop up. Your roof after all is one of the most important parts of your home. You want to ensure it is installed properly, is made using good materials, and that preventative maintenance measures are in place. If all of these things are taken into account the average lifespan of a rood should be between 20-30 years depending on the area its located in as well as material it’s made from.
How many times should a roof be inspected?
Well even a new roof should be inspected at least every two years. Roofs older than 5 years should be inspected every year. This inspector will be able to tell you if there is any damage or if any repairs need to be made. If you live in an area with loads of trees and shrubbery it may be a good idea to get it checked twice a year due to leaves and branches.
What if I am selling my home?
If you are selling your home it may be a good idea to get the inspection before. Your roof’s condition is an extremely important factor in being able to sell it. Roofs are actually a real estate deal breaker if they are not in the proper shape. Therefore knowing the facts before selling the house will only help you. It will also let you know if anything needs to be fixed or repaired.
What exactly needs to be done in these inspections?
The following things should happen in an inspection:
-Shingles should be checked to see if any are damaged, missing, or defective.
-Flat roofs need to be checked for pooling or blockage of drains
-Any trees or branched that can affect the roof
-Making sure gutters are clear
-Roof flashing condition
-Pipe boots, roof vents, and skylights checked for loose screws/seals, cracks, or damage
-Ventilation not buckled or affected by heat and moisture of the area
-No Algae growth or streaking occurring
These are just a few things that need to be checked routinely and fixed if there is an issue.
Who offers these services?
A lot of roofing companies offer these routine checks but none are better than Diversified Roofing! Call Diversified for all of your roofing needs, they will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have.