While other parts of your home are more visible, and thus tend to be maintained on a regular basis, the roofing system is often overlooked until it is leaking, by which time extensive and costly damage may have already occurred.
The most important reason for establishing a maintenance program is to protect the homeowner’s investment. A properly executed maintenance program will not only add years to the life of the roof, but it will detect minor problems before damage is widespread
The National Roofing Contractors association recommends that your roof be inspected at least once a year. Doing this can prolong the life of your roof, and give you the peace of mind that your roof is up to whatever Mother Nature has to dish out.
Why do Roofs Need Maintenance?
When you think about your roof, chances are that the component you focus on is the covering itself. This would be the Asphalt Shingles, Wood Shakes, Concrete Tiles etc. (Depending on what type of roof you have)
Where the roof typically has troubles however is at the transitions and penetrations. (Skylights, Vents, Chimneys, etc.) These are areas where the roofing material has to be cut. To keep water out, flashing and sealants are used.
Over time weathering, tree debris, or moss can cause these components to fail. And of course if they were not installed properly in the first place, the risk is greater.
With proper inspections and treatment, these issues can be corrected for a fraction of the cost of a major leak or roof replacement.
How Do You Tell if Your Roof Needs Maintenance?
As noted above, the NRCA recommends an annual inspection and maintenance. This may or may not apply to YOUR roof. The following are some factors to consider to determine if your roof needs an inspection:
- Leaves or Evergreen Needles collecting on your roof and in your gutters
- Moss and Algae growing on your roof
- You live in a high wind area
- Your home gets snow and ice build up on an annual basis
- Your roof is more than 5 years old
- You have a brick or stone chimney that is more than 10 years old
- You have skylights that are more than 10 years old
The more of these factors that apply to your roof, the more often your roof will need maintenance. Even if you have none of these issues, you want to have your roof looked at every 5 years minimally.
Is Roof Maintenance Expensive?
Not when you use the Guardian Roofing Maintenance program. In fact we perform our initial evaluation for FREE!
Our technician will thoroughly inspect your roof and its components. They will review their findings with you. If there is any work recommended, they will discuss the options available to you. The amount of service usually ties to the factors listed above, plus the regularity of previous maintenance and the size of the roof that needs care.
What Does Guardian Roofing Service?
Our company employs a staff of highly trained technicians that are dedicated full time to roofing repair, cleaning, and maintenance.
We specialize in:
- Asphalt Composite
- Wood Shake and Shingle
- Concrete Tile
- PVC/TPO Roofing
- Brick and Block Chimneys
How Do I Schedule An Evaluation?
Scheduling is simple. Either fill out the form on this page, or call us at 844-499-7822. One of our friendly representatives will schedule a time for one of our drug tested and background checked technicians to perform our thorough evaluation.
If you have concerns about your roof, don’t wait til the water comes in! Get your free evaluation NOW and address the issue BEFORE major damage occurs!