As long as there aren’t any leaks in your roof, it should be fine, right? This isn’t always the case. For one thing, your roof may have already suffered damage—it’s just that the warning signs haven’t started to emerge yet. By the time the warning signs show, it’s already too late to prevent roof damage from affecting other parts of your home. That’s why it’s important to have a roofing contractor conduct routine roof maintenance and inspections.
Some homeowners think roof maintenance is an unnecessary expense. However, it can save you money in the long run by:
Detecting and Mitigating Damage
Roof damage usually starts out small except in cases involving extreme weather events. A contractor should conduct roof leak repair work while the damage is still mainly confined to your roof. Otherwise, relatively minor roof damage might start to affect other parts of your home.
The problem is it’s nearly impossible for a homeowner to detect the warning signs of early roof damage without any professional training. In this case, the only way to detect and mitigate roof damage before they affect other parts of your home is to have a professional contractor conduct routine roof inspections.
Reinforcing Your Roof
Regardless of how durable your roof is, it’s bound to weaken after being subjected to constant wear and tear or suffer extensive damage after weathering an extreme weather event. Routine roof maintenance helps reinforce the vulnerable parts of your roof to reduce the risk of leaks while a storm damage restoration returns it to its original state.
The Cost of Neglecting to Maintain Your Roof
The main reason why some homeowners consider maintenance as an unnecessary expense is that they fail to take into account the costs of not maintaining your roof. No matter how you look at it, roof maintenance costs are minuscule compared to the cost of roof repairs or a roof replacement.
Genesis Roofing, a Haag-certified roofer with over a decade of experience in the industry, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including residential roof replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (515) 202-1667 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Clive, IA, as well as the surrounding communities in Iowa.