There’s no denying the value roof maintenance. Timely repair is key to extend the service life of any roofing system for as long as possible. However, some homeowners don’t know how to properly care for their roof. Many of them think that warranties would always bail them out without realizing that inadequate upkeep may void whatever insurance they have against failure.
To ensure that your asphalt shingle roofing system lasts a long time, Crown Roofing shares some maintenance truths:
Preventive Beats Reactive
The biggest misconception about roof inspection is that it’s only necessary when there’s already a problem. In reality, most issues are avoidable if discovered early. Routine inspections uncover potential head-scratchers before they actually become huge headaches. But even if they have to be repaired, the cost to fix them wouldn’t be a lot when addressed urgently.
Visual Inspection Helps
Any expert in roof installation and repair would say that it’s totally fine to inspect the four corners of your roof yourself. This is especially useful when diagnosing any issues with your roofing system after a menacing storm.
To check it with your own eyes, though, know your limits. No roofer would advise you to use the ladder and walk around the plane of the roof. The safe way to do so is by walking around the perimeter of your home and evaluating the attic for red flags.
Take note, however, that your own personal assessment may not uncover every issue. Sometimes, a lack of obvious damage doesn’t mean no damage at all. Hidden roof problems exist more often than you think, so it’s still better to call in experts to conduct a more meticulous evaluation.
Leaks Don’t Travel a Linear Path
Fixing leaks is tricky because their source isn’t usually directly above them. The water generally doesn’t travel in a straight line, making the process of detection extremely challenging. Plus, it can be hard to spot the leak when there’s no rain. Apart from calling for help during sudden water intrusions, schedule an inspection with experts in roofing repairs to identify leak sources properly.
Crown Roofing has been maintaining roofs since 1902. We use an efficient inspection process to identify problems efficiently, fix them fast and ready your home for the rainy months. Call us at (604) 210-6655 today to schedule your free roof evaluation and estimate in Surrey or New Westminster this fall.