I know that most homeowners do not think about their roofs when it’s time to repair, replace, or upgrade something (unless the problem with it is very obvious), which is unfortunate because precisely roof is what keeps them safe all year around.
Therefore, you shouldn’t wait until something very serious happens, but instead, make sure you have regular roof maintenance. Don’t believe me? That’s okay, then just be sure to check these facts below to see if they will change your mind.
You Will Extend Its Life
Do you even know what is the lifespan of the roof? Reputable professionals in the roofing industry say that it’s somewhere between 15 and 25 years if your roof is made from typical roofing materials. If it is made from more expensive ones then it can “live” more than 100 years.
But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter whether it’s been made from pricey or less expensive materials, the point is that you are going to extend its life if you maintain it on a regular basis. Bear in mind that purchasing a brand-new roof is far from cheap.
In fact, it’s much more cost-effective to maintain it and even repair relatively minor damage, than to completely neglect it and then be forced to replace it.
I mean, at the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide. I am just trying to tell you that regular maintenance is a much cheaper option, which is crucial to the ones who are tight on the budget.
Prevent Future Costly Repairs
I told you above that minor damages do not need to be pricey at all. However, this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case with the severe ones.
If you fail to have regular maintenance, which means that you won’t notice if there are any minor damages (that will later turn into more serious ones) you will at some point be forced to spend a lot of money on these repairs.
But what about the warranty? Well, you can say goodbye to it. How come? That’s because a vast majority of manufacturers (if not all) put clearly in their instructions that the warranty is not going to cover repairs that were caused by neglect.
So instead of worrying whether you will have the means to afford these repairs, it would be much wiser to regularly inspect your roof just to see if you will notice any damages on it.
Let’s Not Forget Insulation
If you have a roof that has been severely unattended, then the damage you have on it can easily spread to your home’s insulation.
And that’s definitely not something that you want to happen due to the fact that damaged insulation can cause moisture entering your household, particularly the attic, and then spread throughout your entire space.
And then you will be obligated to call a professional to repair your insulation which is an additional cost.
There are a variety of different reasons why roof maintenance is extremely important, however, today I mentioned only a few just to prove to you that if you take things lightly, you’ll be dealing with major expenses.