Regardless of the kind of roofing system you have, maintenance is important to maximizing performance, prolonging life span and avoiding premature roof replacement. Jarhead Construction, Inc. shares a look into the basics of roof maintenance.
Taking a preventive approach is always preferable when it comes to maintenance, as opposed to waiting for something like a leak to happen before you call for repairs. Preventive maintenance has two parts: home inspections and professionally conducted maintenance. Think of it as the equivalent of an annual physical and following the doctor’s instructions between visits. We recommend conducting a visual inspection of your roof every year, and after every storm, using a good pair of binoculars. If you find any signs of damage, have it repaired by your roofing contractor.
Maintenance conducted by a roofing contractor is done once every three to five years, depending on the roof type. It allows the contractor to fully assess your roof’s health, as well as find and address less-apparent roofing problems such as hidden leaks, damage from sun and heat and other kinds of issues that could lead to bigger ones over the years.
Keep a Record
It helps to have a notebook or binder that contains all the records related to your roofing. This includes contracts, permits and inspection reports. In addition to having all of your records in one place where you need it, it also gives you a better understanding of what your home needs in terms of roofing. Perhaps consider investing in roofing with better wind ratings if you often end up paying for wind damage repairs.
Avoid Voiding Your Warranty
Most of today’s roofing systems require regular maintenance and timely repairs as part of the warranty terms and conditions. Not doing so could void your warranty. Having your roof maintained and repaired by the same contractor who installed the roof can help keep your roofing warranty in effect. Barring that option, make sure you choose a roofer that’s certified by your roofing system manufacturer.
Jarhead Construction, Inc. is the roofing company that can address all your roofing needs. Call us today at (309) 588-4471. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve many areas in and near Bloomington and Normal, IL.