Because it is important to have documentation of the roof condition before, and after a storm incase you need to justify your claim with your insurance company.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. However, IT CAN BE. Being proactive with a roof maintenance schedule will put you in a great spot in terms of saving lots of money on pricey repairs and/or a full replacement. Incorporating a simple maintenance schedule can decrease the cost of ownership by tens of thousands of dollars and get you more bang for your buck over the life of your roof.
Some manufacturers recommend inspecting the roof for issues twice a year (spring and fall); however, we feel if your roof is inspected in detail one time a year, then you’ll be ahead of the curve. Most people consider their roof to be an afterthought until they see an issue from the inside out. At this point, it is already too late. Well documented photos, a maintenance log, and repair receipts can go a long way with an insurance carrier and this information provides proof that you are actively maintaining your roof’s condition. Plus, you protect your investment and the health and safety of your community!