How Annual Preventative Maintenance For Your Roof Heads Off Costly Repairs

by / Saturday, 12 August 2017 / Published in Tips

As homeowners, we tend to take our roof for granted until a repair arises. Very few of us consider roof maintenance. But an annual roof inspection and maintenance can help stave off costly repairs in the future.

Look for these things that can indicate potential roof problems:

  • Missing or broken shingles
  • Shingles that are curling, buckling, or blistering
  • Patches of moss or lichen
  • Cracked caulk or rust spots on flashing
  • Cracked rubber around vent pipes
  • Piles of shingle granules in gutters

Your roofing system will last longer if it is properly maintained on a regular basis. If you see indicators that your roof may need professional assistance, most Napa roofing companies will do a comprehensive inspection and will make the needed repairs. A routine maintenance visit by a trusted contractor can detect issues that may begin small, but become more serious problems, often requiring costly repairs. Spotting small issues will allow repairs before they become large ones.

After a storm, consider the possibility of damage to your roof. After a large storm, problems can remain hidden for months before you realize you have water damage. After a particularly bad storm, it is a good idea to arrange for an inspection of your roof to make sure the roof has not been damaged. This way, you can have repairs done in a timely manner before they become destructive and costly.

If your existing composition roof is over 15 years old, it may be time for a new roof. Napa roofing companies are able to tell you when a roof may be requiring replacement. If you are thinking about selling your home, the National Association of Realtors says that replacing an old roof can recover over a 100% of the cost of that investment in the way of home pricing. Before buying a home, always get an inspection done by a roofing professional so you are not buying a problem.

Maintaining your roof is a commitment that is well worth the effort. Your home is your biggest investment of a lifetime. If you are seeing indicators of roofing problems, or would like to set up an inspection, call the roofing professionals at Modern Method Roofing. We have been one of the most consistently referred Napa roofing companies and have been in business for over six decades. Call us today to see how we can help with any roofing maintenance issues you may have.

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