4 Reasons for Regular Roofing Maintenance
July 28, 2015 at 3:19 PM
You wouldn’t drive your car 30,000 miles without changing the oil. In the same way, you shouldn’t allow your roof to go without regular maintenance. While your roof should last a long time, if it’s not properly taken care of, you won’t get the longevity you expect out of it.
To prove our point, here are four reasons you should schedule regular roofing maintenance:
1. Flashing is a Target for Leaks
Because flashing is simply covering a hole in your roof, it’s a common location for leaks. During a regular roof inspection, the contractor will check the flashing around chimneys, vents and exhaust pipes to ensure the sealant isn’t dry or loose.
2. Storm Damage
The elements can be hard on your roof. During the summer months, hail and wind damage is common. And the freezing temperatures, snow and ice during the winter months can also wreak havoc on your roof.
It’s for these reasons that it’s imperative your roof is inspected at the beginning of each season to ensure if there is any storm damage, that it’s caught early.
3. Insect Infestation
If you live in a wooden area where termites or carpenter ants are common, you need to check regularly for infestation. If you’re finding any shredded wood, sawdust or rotten spots on your roof, you’ll not only need to get your roof repaired, but you’ll also need to involve pest control.
Without thorough roof maintenance regularly, you’ll be less likely to find any insect issues.
4. Added Weight can Damage Your Roof
Did you know walking on your roof can damage it? By walking on roof shingles, you can accidentally make them come loose or crack. Having animals such as squirrels and birds make homes on your roof and in your gutters can also cause damage that will need repair.
And if there are any trees with branches hanging over your roof, it’s important to keep them maintained. It only takes one strong wind for a branch to break off, land on your roof and cause damage.
Schedule Your Roof Maintenance Inspection
By scheduling routine maintenance on your roof, you can catch any damage early and prevent larger repair issues. H & S Roofing and Gutters offers roof inspections for preventative roof maintenance in order to get your roof and gutters in tip-top shape longer.
By scheduling an appointment for an H & S Roofing Company contractor to come out and inspect your roof at the end of each season, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing your roof is in it for the long haul!
To plan your next roofing inspection today, fill-out the form on H & S Roofing and Gutters’ website or call 704-334-9934 to speak to roofing professional directly.