Many homeowners put blind trust in the sheer durability of their roofs. While it’s true that they’re resilient, it doesn’t mean that they need no maintenance. Any roofing contractor will tell you to perform regular maintenance on your roof. A well-maintained roof also prevents more costly problems.
Here we discuss the other benefits of maintaining your roof.
It Lengthens the Roof’s Service Life
Regular maintenance on your roof extends its service life. Asphalt shingle roofs have an average life span of 15 to 20 years. Yet, some won’t even make it past 15 due to the elemental damage it accumulates over time. Keep it well-maintained, though, and you can maximize its lifetime.
You Prevent Leaks
Your trusted roofing company will tell you that leaks are often the cause of all major roofing problems. A small leak that you will ignore today can grow in a matter of weeks and fast become problematic and expensive. If left unchecked, it will worsen until it lets the elements into your home. Before long, you could have water intrusion that can lead to even greater problems.
No Unexpected Expenses
When you have a maintenance plan or a regular roof checkup, you can budget for possible repairs. It will be different, though, when leaks strike out of the blue. Still, many contractors provide free inspections to help you identify issues early.
You Reduce the Need for Repairs
Finally, regular maintenance reduces the need for repair. Your roof will better resist storm damage compared with one not well-maintained. Regular maintenance also makes you proactive rather than reactive.
No Nullified Warranties Nor Denied Insurance Claims
Most roofing manufacturers void product warranties when any damage is due to poor maintenance. If you maintain your roof well, they will reimburse you for the products and labor costs. With insurance policies, there’s a thin line between proper maintenance and neglect. When filing a claim for a damaged roof, your insurer can deny it if they feel that you fell short of upkeep standards. In the end, you could be shouldering all the expenses.
Jeff Woods Construction can provide an effective preventive maintenance program for your roof through professional roof repair services. Call us at (931) 787-9107 to learn more about our services. We serve clients around Tennessee, including Crossville and neighboring areas.