Homeowners are often told to stick to a regular roof maintenance routine, but aren’t often told why they should do so. In addition to keeping your roof in good shape, regular maintenance can help you save money in the long run. Roof replacement contractor Certified Home Improvement, LLC takes an in-depth look at how roofing inspections can save you money.
A typical roofing maintenance routine consists of scheduled maintenance conducted by a roofing professional every 3 to 5 years, complemented by visual inspections conducted by the homeowner at least once a year. Ideally, another inspection should be conducted after every storm. The roofing contractor should be contacted by the homeowner if they find roofing problems, such as missing or damaged components.
Most roofing manufacturers require regular maintenance to maintain warranty coverage. But even without such requirements, having a regular inspection and maintenance routine give the benefit of dealing with only one minor roof repair done at a time, instead of waiting until the roof requires major repair work.
The smaller the roofing problem, the less you spend on having it fixed. You have to consider that roofs are constantly exposed to wear and tear, therefore, ignoring something as small as a puncture can lead to bigger roofing problems that require expensive repair costs. Inspections allow opportunities to spend less on repairs by addressing such problems early on.
A properly-maintained roof can hold itself up better in extreme situations like storm damage. While insurance will cover most of the repair costs, you still have to pay for deductibles out of your own pocket. Insurance providers tend to favor roofing systems that receive regular maintenance; after all, it doesn’t make sense to insure something that will likely fail, such as a neglected roof. Maintenance appointments do cost money. However, compared to what you’d save by taking a preventive approach, keeping up with a regular roof maintenance routine is the more economical option in the long run.
Certified Home Improvement, LLC is your leading provider of roofing and siding services. Give us a call at (734) 329-0119 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Wayne, MI, and surrounding areas.