Whoever came up with the saying “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” probably wasn’t thinking about roofs at the time. Whether you own a single-family home or a large commercial complex, a proactive approach to roof maintenance is better than waiting for leaks to happen. In this blog, roof replacement company WaynCo Roofing, LLC shares the reasons why you should be vigilant with roof maintenance.
It Helps Extend Your Roof’s Service Life
Roofs are constantly subjected to wear and tear, which means they will require replacement at some point. While most of today’s roofing systems are designed to withstand the elements, it should be looked after every once in a while; don’t wait until rainwater starts leaking indoors. A typical asphalt shingle lasts about 20 years, but without maintenance, its lifespan can be drastically shortened by as much as half. Neglected roofs have a higher lifetime cost—that is, installation and upkeep costs—compared to well-maintained ones.
It Helps Avoid Structural Damage
Roofing leaks are just one of the many problems caused by neglect. Moisture in the attic can result in structural damage, which can lead to major issues such as bowing rooflines; the kind of damage that requires a complete rebuild. Other components adjacent to the roof, such as the ceiling and gutters, will also have to be factored into the asphalt shingle or metal roofing cost.
It Helps Preserve the Building Interior
A neglected, leaking roof can put your assets at risk. At home, it could be an art collection, books, or electronics. In a commercial setting, this could include servers, computers and important documents. It can also cause loss of revenue from the downtime caused by repair work. In most cases, such problems can be prevented by proactively sticking to a maintenance routine.
It Helps Keep Your Roofing Warranty Valid
Today’s roofing warranties require proof that the property owner is adhering to a scheduled maintenance routine. Not having such proof could void the warranty. Additionally, a well-maintained roof with an active warranty can be favorable towards your homeowners’ insurance premiums.
WaynCo Roofing, LLC is your leading provider of roofing services, including assistance with any roof insurance claim. Give us a call at (704) 814-9566 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.