Roof maintenance and roof lifespan go hand in hand. It’s no surprise that roofs can last up to 25 years (some materials can last 50 years), but the secret is regular inspections, maintenance, and repairs.
As a homeowner, you’re not alone in getting your roof maintenance scheduled. In most cases, homeowners don’t think about their roofs until there’s already a problem with it. That’s why NexGen is so adamant about getting homeowners up to speed on roof maintenance and upkeep.
The cost of a complete roof replacement dwarfs the cost of accumulated roof repairs. What’s more, the stress of a complete roof replacement outweighs the occasional roof inspection or repair visit. Finally, the time it takes to complete roof repairs is minimal to the time it takes for a roof replacement.
Granted, if you need a roof replacement, you ought to get one; however, you can increase your chances of avoiding a roof replacement with regular roof maintenance and upkeep habits. The best course of action with roof maintenance is early and often.
Benefits of Regular Roof Maintenance
Depending on the roof material used for your home, how you maintain your roof will vary. Nonetheless, regular roof maintenance offers a number of benefits.
- Prevent leaks, drafts, or exterior issues
- Stay aware of potential issues and prevent further damage
- Prevent expensive repairs from surprising you
- Maintain curb appeal
The ultimate way to keep your roof maintained is to complete regular maintenance. It’s a simple solution to a longstanding problem with homeowners, but it’s certainly not one that’s easy to remember. The biggest barrier to regular roof maintenance is finding a roofing contractor you can trust.
Common Types of Roof Damage
If you’re curious, you can find common types of roof damage below. While you may never get up on your own roof, it’s important to understand roof damage so that you can better communicate with roofing contractors and get the services you actually need.
Here are common types of roofing damage:
- Cracked or missing shingles
- Buckling or curling shingles
- Dark spots or missing granules
- Blistering paint (externally or internally)
- Hail or wind damage
When to Call NexGen for Roof Maintenance
Your roof is what protects your home and your family from the elements. It’s time you treat it like a hero and take care of it. NexGen suggests you get your roof inspected at least once per year. If your roof is older than 10 years, you may want to get it inspected twice per year to be safe. Also, here are some signs you need to start regular roof maintenance:
- Your roof is older than 5 years
- Your roof has not been inspected in the last 12 months
- Your roof has seen at least one storm in the last 6 months
- You got a roof inspection and it revealed you need roof repairs
If any of the above applies to your roof, it’s time to give NexGen Roofing & Exteriors a call to schedule your routine roofing inspection and roof maintenance. This process is straightforward and simple.