It’s easy to forget about your roof. Once you’ve had it installed, it quietly does its job of protecting you and your home against the elements. However, your roof is an important part of your home that should not be forgotten when it comes to routine maintenance and roofing services.
Like any other home fixture, proper and regular maintenance is important to spot problem areas promptly and prevent future issues.
Prevention Versus Cure
Emergency roofing services on average costs 50% to 75% higher than routine maintenance and check-ups. It definitely costs more to repair or completely replace a severely damaged roof than it does to have it regularly inspected. You can ask any roof repair contractor in your area and it’s likely they’ll tell you not to make these costly repairs a habit. One way to get around them is with properly scheduled maintenance inspections.
Roofing technologies have come a long way in recent years, meaning most modern roofs are made of more durable materials with longer lifetimes. Roofs typically last up to 20 to 25 years with proper installation. Without maintenance, you could lose 5 to 10 years of its lifespan. This translates to much higher costs at more frequent intervals, especially if you plan on staying in your home for longer than that.
Ask About a Maintenance Program
A common misconception among homeowners that a decent roofing construction company dislikes is the mentality of “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” This is not a good maintenance plan. It’s hardly a plan at all. If you follow this plan, you’ll be wasting money on repairs or replacement that could have gone to another home improvement project.
To learn more about how to properly maintain your home’s roofing system, give 3G Roofing a call at (210) 373-3358 today. You can schedule a routine maintenance check and inquire about how to take better care of your roof. Services are available in San Antonio, TX, and the surrounding areas.