If you own a home, you know that your roof, like everything else, requires the occasional maintenance and cleaning. Not everyone knows just how frequently they should have their roof maintained, however, and even fewer know of the exact services that a roof maintenance should offer. Today we will go over everything you need to know about roof maintenance, in order to protect your investment, and enjoy a full lifespan from your home’s roofing system!
How Often Do I Need Roof Maintenance?
Traditional shingles require maintenance at least once a year. Other roofing systems such as cedar shake or wood shingles should get maintenance at least twice a year, in good conditions. If your home is struck by extreme weather of any kind, you should have it inspected shortly after that weather passes.
Why Is Roof Maintenance Important?
Repairing small problems early can prevent them from turning into large problems later. If you would like to save money on roof repairs, and prevent roofing emergencies, consistent maintenance is a great place to start.
What Happens During Roof Maintenance?
Roof maintenance is usually included with roof inspections. The roofer will get up on your roof and inspect it for any obvious signs of damage. While up there, the roofer should also take time to sweep any dirt or debris from your roof, and the debris can hide damage, or even cause damage over time. If the roofer notices any damaged or missing shingles, he or she can alert you to that as well, so that you can schedule repairs if needed.