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Residential Roof Maintenance – Top 5 Benefits
When is the last time you took a look at your roof? If you are like most homeowners, you likely don’t concern yourself with this part of your home, unless there is an obvious problem, such as a leak or shingles in the yard.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a very smart strategy. In fact, it can leave you out in the rain – literally.
The good news is, with regular residential roof maintenance, you can feel confident that your roof will remain in protective condition and provide the following five benefits.
- Find Small Issues
With regular roof maintenance, you can find small problems with your roof before they have the opportunity to become bigger and more expensive issues. Some of the small issues you can find include:
- Missing or damaged shingles
- Signs of algae or moss accumulating on the shingles
- Missing nails
- Weak areas on the roof
Not only will this help you save money, but also time, since you won’t have to make larger repairs down the road.
- Reduces the Severity of Repairs
In addition to being able to find small issues before they become bigger ones, you will also have the chance to make small repairs, such as shingle replacement. This helps prevent the need for extensive repairs or even premature roof replacement in the future.
After all, if one shingle is missing, and it is never repaired, then the situation is only going to get worse. The possibility of a severe leak developing is real, which can cause damage to the interior of your home, mold and more.
By making repairs as soon as you find an issue, you don’t have to worry about it getting any worse or causing any more damage.
- Prevents Water Damage
Water is your roof’s enemy if it gets past the shingles. Finding signs of water damage is something that regular roof maintenance can provide. Keep in mind, water damage isn’t always visible from the outside of your home. You may have to climb in the attic and see if there are any indications of moisture.
If you never inspect the roof, you may never know if water is causing problems.
- Prevents Mold and Wood Rot
If water does reach the more vulnerable parts of your roof – i.e. the wood, then it may result in mold and wood rot. If the water damage is severe, it can even reach the insulation in your attic and even your home’s ducts, leading to more issues.
Mold can spread quickly and cause a wide array of health issues. Don’t ignore even the smallest patch of mold, because it can spread in as little as 24 hours, causing extensive damage.
- Extend the Longevity of the Roof
The majority of roofs will last between 15 and 25 years depending on the materials used. However, with roof maintenance, you may be able to extend the longevity of your roof another 10 years – or more.
As you can see, there are more than a few benefits of providing regular maintenance to your roof. Don’t neglect this part of your home, as it is only going to cause issues down the road.
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