Roof Maintenance: Why it’s Essential

Roof Maintenance: Why it’s Essential

Regular maintenance is crucial to extending the lifespan of your roof and preventing costly repairs. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of roof maintenance and provide tips on what to look for during inspections. Don’t wait until it’s too late – take steps to ensure your roof is in optimal condition.

It Starts with an Inspection

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Whether it is a commercial building or your home, maintaining the roof offers the same key benefits.

Much like changing the oil in your car regularly, performing appropriate preventative maintenance to your roof allows it to perform better and last longer.

Maintenance starts with an in-depth inspection.  This is more than simply looking at the roof. A thorough roof inspection looks for evidence of underlying problems, as well as those readily visible.  This evidence may take the form of lifting shingles, separating seams, or small divots in a membrane indicative of potential damage to the underlying ISO board. 

A detailed evaluation of the condition of all protrusions and flashings is also key. These are areas notorious for leak development. If they are not properly sealed, or if weather-related damage has occurred, you are looking at the potential for a roofing system failure.

Finally, an interior assessment is in order. Evidence of leaks inside your home or building can include things like a musty smell, evidence of mold development or rot or even the presence of discoloration on ceiling tiles.

Once the total inspection is completed, a detailed report, including pictures and recommendations is developed and reviewed with you.

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Maintenance Matters

After your inspection has identified areas of concern, it is time to begin working on repairs and/or maintenance.

Maintenance may take the form of simply re-attaching a few loose shingles or re-welding seams. It could also be more involved, such as a restoration service on an older or more damaged roofing system.

Gutter cleaning and the assurance of proper water drainage is imperative to good roof health.

Cleaning the roofing system and ensuring it is free of debris will allow the system to perform at optimal levels. This is vitally important when considering cool roof systems like coatings or single-ply membrane options.

Benefits of Preventative Roof Maintenance

There are key benefits behind ensuring your roof is well maintained.

Performance.  A well-maintained roof simply performs better.  It will protect your business or home from weather-related damage.

Longevity. Statistics show that a roof that is regularly inspected and maintained lasts an average of 30% longer than a neglected roof.

Cost. It is significantly less expensive to repair small items as they are identified rather than wait for a large-scale roof failure.

Warranty.  If your roof is still under warranty, that warranty will require routine maintenance be conducted to remain in full effect.

Insurance Claims. Should a roof insurance claim be warranted in the future, the presence of inspection reports and maintenance documentation serve as both support for the damage timeline and a rebuttal against a potential contributory negligence denial.

Trust Mamba Restoration

If you are ready to give your roof the maintenance it deserves, call the Mamba Restoration professionals today at 660-631-4767. We look forward to meeting with you soon.