While you may think that doing a roof inspection yourself saves money, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to spot potential leaks, damage and other problems the way a professional roofer does. This is why when it comes to proper roof maintenance, it’s important to have trusted contractors check your roof regularly to extend the expected lifespan. Here are other ways to extend your roof’s lifespan.
When looking for a roofing company to inspect your roof, make sure you go for someone who has good experience and reputation in the community. Delaying this will only cause more damage to your roof, especially if you already have leaks. It also helps to contact references and check credentials. If your prospective contractor participates in any professional organizations, this may give you an idea of what they’re committed to doing.
It’s important to get your hired roofing repair contractor to address all the issues spotted on your roof. For instance, if you have blistering or loose shingles, they need to be fixed to prevent further damage. Also, have your flashing checked; these may have become warped or loosened over the years. If left unaddressed, poor flashing can lead to water leaks as well as mold and mildew buildup.
Your hired contractor can create an annual maintenance program that allows you to discover and fix potential problems before they cause failures to your roof. Planning out a preventive maintenance program means you’re not only doing regular maintenance checks, but also implementing preventive measures so that any problem your roof encounters can be avoided.
Blackstone Exteriors can help you with all your roofing needs. You can fill out our online contact form to get started!