I’ve talked about maintaining your home many times on this blog; in fact it's one of our biggest topics. Today, I want to put the focus firmly on one particular area of home maintenance: your roof.
Every home has a roof (duh!) but does every homeowner look after their roof? More to the point, do you even know how or why you should look after your roof? The majority of us don’t realize how important it is to take care of the roofing system that sits atop our home. With that in mind, I’ve put together this guide that will tell you everything you need to know. This includes why you should maintain your roof, how to do it, and any other things to be aware of.
Everything You Need To Know About Roof Maintenance
What If You Need A Professional?
Sometimes, you just have to throw up your hands and admit defeat. Patch job after patch job is as ugly as it is ineffective. While most newer roofs are designed to last decades, older roofs are just not made with the same advanced materials today's roofs are. Remember, a good way to tell if yours needs replacing is if you or a pro performs a visual inspection. While installing a new roof can be a pricey proposition, many reputable roofing companies have coupons, extend discounts and even offer financing to ease the pain a bit.
Oh, and one last thing--perform a visual inspect of your roof at least every 2 years, after 10 years of it's original install. After 15 years, your roof should be inspected at least once a year. And always check your roof immediately after a serious storm has passed and it's safe to do so.
If you're still wondering if you should repair or replace your roof, this infographic from Campbell Roofing can help: