You may only think about your roof if you currently have a problem with it. But chances are, you should give your roof a little more thought a little more often. Regular roof maintenance is essential to ensure that it is functioning properly. It doesn't matter what kind of material your roof is made from or if it's a commercial or residential roof. All roofs can benefit from preventative roof maintenance. Here are a few reasons why it's essential.
Avoid Premature Roof Replacement
Replacing your entire roof is no simple task, nor is it an inexpensive one. One of the main causes of premature roof replacement is the lack of regular maintenance after the roof has been installed. Regular preventative maintenance can include a roofing professional looking for weaknesses or issues in the roof to address them before they cause larger damage. If you're consistent with your regular maintenance, you can save money as opposed to a total roof replacement every 15 to 20 years.
Maintains Strong Drainage
If your gutters and roof drains aren't functioning properly, you might find yourself with more damage in the future. A clog in your gutters or roof drain can back up water, which can be especially bad after heavy rain. Debris doesn't have to stop the water completely, but it can slow down the flow, so the water doesn't move efficiently.
Reduces Moisture in the Home
All homeowners know that moisture, where it shouldn't be, is one of the biggest harms to a home and a roof. That's because roof leaks can go unnoticed for long periods of time. This moisture can wreak havoc on the roofing materials, then the insulation, before finally entering the home. Once the moisture has entered the home, it can lead to leaks that may cause mould and mildew. Moisture can also impair the structure of your home, potentially destroying joists. A roof with too much moisture can also lose almost 70% of energy from your home because wet insulation doesn't function properly.
Keeps Your Roof in Good Condition
Regular residential and commercial roof maintenance will also help keep your roof in the best condition. You can extend the life of your roof, which can protect your initial investment. You'll be less likely to have to do major repairs if your tackle small issues initially. And you'll be able to protect your other investments and valuables inside your home as well.
Invest in Preventative Roof Maintenance
You shouldn't wait until there's an issue to address any problems with your roof. Waiting until the last minute can actually cost you more money than if you were to invest in doing preventive maintenance. Some roof issues take time to manifest to the point where you would notice them, potentially causing more damage until you notice it. So take the time in advance to take care of your roof. Looking for trusted roofing care for your home or business? Contact Quinn Roofing Solutions’ experts today for a free estimate on our roof maintenance services in Windsor and throughout Southwestern Ontario.