Here are 2 myths about roof maintenance that you should know:
MYTH #1: Modern roofs are maintenance-free
That would be nice, wouldn’t it? But, the roof industry isn’t there yet.
Recent advances in materials and application technology have certainly made roofs more efficient and durable, but not maintenance-free.
The fact is that more than 80% of the roofs are replaced prematurely due to a failure to follow a regular maintenance schedule.
The good news is that a proactively-maintained roof has the potential to outlast it’s warranty, that can have an average roof life of 25-30 years minimum compared to 10-13 years with a reactive maintenance program.
MYTH #2: Problems with my roof are covered by materials warranties
Severe weather and lack of maintenance are the most common causes of roof failure.
Extended or enhanced warranties also do not cover maintenance costs and usually do not cover problems that can arise from neglecting regular maintenance.
Annual or semi-annual inspections help to locate deficiencies so they can be repaired before they become severe enough to allow moisture into the house.
Regular inspections can help identify problems when they’re smaller, less expensive to address, and in time to prevent damage to insulation and decking.