The most cost-effective way to maximize roof performance and increase the overall lifespan of your roof is to take a proactive approach to preventive maintenance.
A preventive maintenance plan is an investment in the future of your roof, as it can save you from costly repairs. A two-step approach to preventative maintenance—including inspections and basic repairs—will help ensure your roof is in the best condition to protect your home and family against the unpredictable forces of nature.
Scheduling Regular Inspections
One preventative measure homeowners can take is to schedule regular inspections. When roofing problems are found early, they can be fixed quickly before causing more extensive damage. The recommended frequency of inspections will vary from home to home, depending on factors such as the age of your roof, tree coverage and weather conditions for your area. Typically, it is recommended that your roof be inspected at least annually.
There is obviously a much higher risk for roof damage after severe weather such as heavy rain, strong winds and hail, so Florida homeowners should be especially proactive following an active hurricane season.
Routine Maintenance and Repairs
The second step in protecting the life of your roof is preventative roof maintenance, which includes keeping the exterior of your roof clean and getting minor repairs handled in a timely manner. Debris, such as leaves, tree branches or trash, can impede the flow of water off your roof and lead to leaks. Gutters and drains should also be cleared of any blockage to ensure proper drainage. This will help keep your roofing trim from early deterioration.
Preventative maintenance is all about stopping problems before they cause more damage and bigger headaches. Making minor repairs to damage found during a roof inspection as quickly as possible will extend the lifespan of your roof and keep you from having to replace your roof prematurely.
By signing up for a roof preventative maintenance (RPM) program, you can be sure that your roof in the best condition possible to withstand the elements. Our RPM program includes a complete inspection, blowing of loose debris, inspection and cleaning of gutters, re-securing loose sheet metal and resealing cracked caulk joints and more.
Call Tadlock Roofing at 855-964-7663 today to schedule an inspection or sign up for our Roof Preventative Maintenance Program by requesting a free estimate online.