In the spring, it’s a good idea to call in your roofing contractor to assess what damage may have developed over the winter months. This way, repairs and maintenance can be done, and you can avoid having to do more costly repairs or a roof replacement earlier than you’d planned.
In this article, we share a few suggestions for roofing repairs and maintenance that will save you money in the long run.
Many believe they will only need to replace their shingles when it’s time for a complete roof replacement. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. In some instances, your roof will have individual shingles that need replacing. Harsh winters, lifting from heat, and fallen tree branches can impact individual shingles on your roof. One single damaged shingle brings with it the risk of water getting under. This can lead to further damage and the need for more costly repairs.
Schedule a roofing professional to come and assess the state of your roof once winter is over. From there, your contractor can repair any individually damaged or loose shingles that might expose your roof to the elements.
Roof flashing is installed around your roofline to keep water from getting underneath your shingles. Sometimes you might also have to flash around your chimneys and vents to help keep moisture away as well. However, when the flashing gets old and damaged, that means water can get in. This water under the shingles leads to further trouble, like water damage and rot. Have a trusted contractor inspect your roof’s flashing to avoid needing more extensive repairs.
Regular roofing maintenance protects your warranty.
You may feel your roof is in good shape, and if you’re not experiencing leaks or other problems, you may not be thinking of calling your roofer. However, when you schedule regular maintenance and take care of any needed repairs, you protect your warranty. Most roofing warranties require that you do routine maintenance checks. Without them, you could void your warranty, and any damage you incur will no longer be covered.