If you want to extend the life of your roof and get the most out of your investment, proper roof maintenance is critical. Unfortunately, there are quite a few myths and misconceptions out there about roof maintenance and repair that make it hard for homeowners to know the best way to take care of their roof. Luckily, Muth & Company Roofing is here to dispel a few of the following myths.
- Today’s roofs are maintenance-free. With continuing advancements in the development of new and improved building materials across the construction industry, roofs today are certainly more durable, energy-efficient and easier to install than in the recent past. Despite these improvements, however, nobody has (as of yet) developed a roof that is completely maintenance-free. This pervasive myth has led to many roofs being replaced prematurely due to the simple fact that the homeowners didn’t follow a proactive maintenance program.
- Any roofing issues will be covered by baseline material warranties. Many homeowners are under the mistaken impression that baseline material warranties will cover any necessary roof repairs. In actuality, these warranties only cover manufacturer defects in the materials – which account for less than 1% of roof failures. The majority of failures are caused by severe weather, poor installation and, you guessed it – the lack of regular maintenance.
- Maintenance is optional. The biggest myth about roof maintenance is that it’s optional. Believing this is a good way to void your warranty, since most standard No Dollar Limit manufacturer warranties require regular maintenance and inspections, and detailed records of each. Neglect your roof and you’ll jeopardize your warranty as well as potentially shorten its lifespan.
The best way to take care of your roof is by performing annual or semi-annual inspections, which will help to locate weak spots and problem areas so they can be addressed before they become an issue. Muth & Company Roofing offers just such a roof maintenance program. Scores of customers have taken advantage of our program and reaped the benefits of having someone to look after their roof, year after year. To find out more about this valuable program, give us a call today at (614) 682-3060.