Proper Roof Maintenance

Roof maintenance is extremely important to help guarantee that your house top will reach or exceed its expected lifespan. When temperatures drop below freezing and ice and snow cover your house top, it is nice to be reassured that your house top is protected against the elements.

Maintenance is something that should be practiced every season of the year. Each season brings with it unique weather conditions and new stress to your house top. Spring has heavy rains and wind, summer has scorching sun, autumn brings falling leaves, twigs and nuts, and of course winter has its ice, snow and rain. To adequately maintain the top of your house, it should be monitored carefully during these periods, especially after extreme weather occurs. It is wise to have a professional contractor perform a scheduled and non-scheduled inspection year round.

Good seasonal roof maintenance should include:

If roof maintenance, including an inspection of critical areas, is performed seasonally, it will not only help to maintain the properties of the house top but also any potential problems can be located and corrected before they become serious. A qualified contractor should be the only one to perform these preventative maintenance measures. It is too dangerous for an untrained individual to do an inspection, especially in bad weather. Also, the untrained eye will not recognize subtle changes that can be critical signs of potential issues. Hail damage, for example, is often no bigger than a dime but can greatly depreciate asphalt. At times, only a rusted nail inside an attic will indicate moisture penetration.

When seeking a qualified contracting company to perform a seasonal inspection, it is important to find a group with experience in maintaining your type of house top in your local area. Beware of companies that are national retail chains who happen to also do roofing. They subcontract their work to the lowest bidder. You need to find someone who is familiar with the regional weather conditions and who is motivated by keeping a maintenance contract for the long term rather than selling you a new roof. Check the company’s references and also their rating with the local Better Business Bureau. Do not go by reviews that you read on websites. A good, well-established contractor will have an abundance of local references. You would never let your car go without maintenance. Is your home or business less important?

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