The weather can be unpredictable at times and severe weather changes can damage your commercial roofing. To avoid expensive roof repair or replacement, you should stay proactive about caring for your roof which means regular roof maintenance and roof inspections. There are several tips to help you get the maximum investment from your roof for every season.
Ways to maintain your roof:
• Cracked pipe boots are the most common cause of roof leaks, so keep an eye out for them. Water intrusion is more likely to occur when temperatures drop. Neoprene (synthetic rubber) gaskets surrounding plumbing vent stacks are particularly vulnerable to cracking.
• Dispose of leaves and sticks from your roof to prevent a dam from forming. If you leave leaves and sticks on your roof, they can collect and form puddles. A leak will occur if water gets backed up under the roofing. Clogged gutters and poor water flow are both caused by leaves, which can lead to gutter overflow and excess moisture in the crawl space or basement.
• All flashings, including exposed nail heads on roof penetration flanges (the exposed region on top of the shingles), need to be checked for missing or loose caulking. Metal flashing in brick walls and chimneys needs to be watertight, so it’s critical to have this.
What are the benefits of regular roof maintenance?
The more you spend on roof maintenance, the longer your roof will last. No matter how well your roof has been put in place, having an annual maintenance inspection is critical. It is possible problems are discovered early and your roof’s life is maximized when you have an annual maintenance assessment.
Regular roof repair reduces the likelihood of developing more serious issues later on.
Preventative measures are the most crucial reason for regular roof care. A small problem that is ignored for a year or two, or even six months, might grow into a major one. You may avoid animals getting into your attic or make it so difficult for them to get into your home that they give up on it when your roof is being maintained by a contractor. You can save a lot of costly issues by having your contractor check your roof for faults during the inspection.
Maintenance of your roof extends its lifespan.
Even simple annual maintenance can extend the longevity of your roof. You expect a new asphalt roof to last at least 25 years when it is first put, depending on the materials used. Regular care and attention guarantee you receive what you paid for.
You’ll get a report that tells you what stage your roof is in and how much time it has left based on how often you have it done. Roof repair and maintenance is crucial if you want to extend the life of your roof.
You’ll have more peace of mind knowing your roof is properly maintained.
When you get your roof inspected for maintenance, you’ll know that everything is in order and that any problems found will be resolved. And you won’t have any issues the next time a huge storm comes through.
Roof maintenance is one of the best ways to get the most out of your roof investment in terms of return on your investment. While regular roof maintenance is critical to getting the most out of your roof, there are other steps you can take to maximize your return on investment. Because we want you to get the most out of your roof, we prepared yet another article on how to do so.