As a homeowner, it’s important to understand the importance of proper roof maintenance. The only reason why well-known manufacturers and professional contractors recommend regular inspection and maintenance is so your own roof will last as long as its expected lifespan. Any issues spotted on your roof must be addressed immediately; choosing to ignore repairs will only lead to more repair costs later on, or even a full roof replacement.
It’s not uncommon to think that a well-built roof doesn’t need much maintenance. This in itself is not true, and along with a few common roof maintenance myths, we’ve debunked them below:
Myth: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”
Truth: Not having any leaks or damage on your roof doesn’t always mean your roof is completely intact. To be safe, it’s recommended that it should at least be inspected and maintained at least twice a year. Inspections are done so that areas of concern can be addressed while the problems are still minor, which saves you more money in the long run.
Myth: “Modern Roofs Don’t Need Maintenance!”
Truth: This would be nice if it were true, but despite the innovations and advancements in modern roofing technology, there really isn’t a 20-year maintenance-free roof. The reality is that more than 80 percent of commercial roofs are replaced sooner than their expected lifespan because of failing to follow a regular roof inspection and maintenance schedule.
With a proactively-maintained roof, it has the potential to last well beyond its warranty with proper care and regular maintenance. That means more value for you, the homeowner, as well as opportunity for your trusted roofing contractor.
Myth: “Gutters Aren’t Related to Roof Maintenance”
Truth: Gutters and roofs actually work together to protect your home, particularly from water damage. While the roof keeps water out, it’s the gutters that collect that water and drain them properly into the ground. Neglecting proper gutter maintenance will only contribute to additional roofing issues, so they must be cleaned regularly to avoid clogs and water pooling.
When it comes to excellent residential and commercial roofing, you can count on our services provided by Mascon, Inc. Contact us at (512) 376-5096 or fill out our contact form. We serve Austin and neighboring TX areas.