Let’s face it, owning a home is not cheap. Naturally, you might tend to try to minimize short-term expenses and pass on roof maintenance in the near-term as it doesn’t make sense to throw away your hard-earned cash on things that are trivial or unnecessary. Be careful, however, as foregoing a small expense now may actually end up costing a lot more money later. Below we’ll outline the benefits of a Roof Preventative Maintenance plan and why enrolling now may end up saving you the hassle and expense of big-ticket repairs (or an entire roof replacement) down the road.
Stretch the Life of Your Roof
Many consumer products on the market today are not built to last. The same shouldn’t be said about your roof. Homeowners want their roofs to last as long as they possibly can, which is why preventative maintenance becomes critical. With regular inspections, you can be sure your roof will be kept in the best condition possible for the longest amount of time. The longer your roof continues to perform, the longer you can wait to replace it!
Decrease Repair Costs
Every time your roof needs any sort of repair, that’s more money out of your pocket. With preventative maintenance, not only do you reduce the number of repairs needed, but you also reduce the cost of repairs by identifying the issue as early as possible. When caught early, the severity of the roof’s problem will be substantially less, and thus less expensive to apply a fix.
In fact, according to Roofing Contractor Magazine, it ends up being over 50% cheaper when compared to a ‘reactive’ repair schedule during the life of the roof:
Industry studies show that a proactive maintenance program can lower the average life-cycle cost of a roof to $0.14 per square foot. A “reactive” maintenance program – where the contractor is called in only after problems are discovered – can cost up to $0.25 per square foot. Finally, these studies show that roofs with proactive maintenance programs can last 21 years, compared to only 13 years with a reactive program.Roofing Contractor Magazine
Increase Home Value
One day you may be interested in selling your home. An unmaintained roof in poor condition could likely become a deal-breaker to prospective buyers. No one wants to buy a home with structural issues as it will cost them lots of money when there are many other alternatives on the market. Purely cosmetic issues with your roof will likely also turn away potential buyers. These issues can all be addressed right away through regular RPM inspections — all without breaking the bank.
Think about your car. You take your car in for regular oil changes and tire rotations. The oil in your engine acts as a coolant, lubricant, and cleaner, to keep your car running efficiently. Your tires keep your ride smooth, even, and safe. These maintenance services are necessary to keep your vehicle running smoothly. If you don’t do this regularly, your engine falls into disrepair, the life of your car is shortened and the cost of repair increases quickly. The same principle can be applied to your roof. Without preventative maintenance, your roof won’t regulate temperature or protect everything inside your home the way it’s meant to.
Reduce Service Time
When you go to the store to buy groceries, you know where the bread is and where the deli is because you’ve shopped there many times before. Just like your grocery trip, with regular maintenance inspections, your roofing expert knows what to look for and will become familiar with your roof’s layout and the unique needs it presents. This allows us to inspect the comprehensive condition of the roof while focusing on all the seemingly minor details another contractor might gloss over during an inspection or estimate.
Wrapping Things Up
Unfortunately, homeownership is not cheap. That said, sometimes spending a little money now can save you lots of money in the future. Without investing in preventative maintenance, being reactive will cost you more in repairs and replacements than what is necessary with an RPM program and a properly maintained roof. A Roof Preventative Maintenance program covers all your bases when it comes to ensuring the longevity of your roof, from routine inspections and minor repairs to keep your roof in top shape. Want to learn more about Tadlock Roofing’s Roof Preventative Maintenance Program? Fill out a request form here or give us a call at 855-964-7663 to speak with a Roofing Expert today.