Is a roof maintenance program really needed?

Is a maintenance program for a roof really needed?

That is a great question! Let’s dive in! As a homeowner, it’s essential to stay up-to-date with roof care to prevent costly repairs and replacements down the line. I know it might not seem like the most thrilling of topics, but trust me, it’ll save you so much money and stress in the long run. 

So, what exactly does a roof maintenance program entail? Well, it’s a scheduled plan to maintain the health and longevity of your roof. Depending on your roof’s material, age, and location, the program might involve different checks and repairs. For example, a shingled roof might involve regular checks for loose or missing shingles, whereas a flat roof might require more frequent sealing and coating. 

A client learned this lesson of needing a maintenance program the hard way.  She shared with me that a couple of years ago, they neglected their roof’s condition after a storm.  They ended up having a leak that caused significant water damage to their home.  The repair ended up costing “… an arm and a leg”.  Since then, they have been diligent about making sure the roof is in tip-top shape and haven’t had any problems. Plus, she said that their insurance is a little cheaper because of this.  That’s a win-win! 

When establishing a roof maintenance program, it’s crucial to hire a reputable roofing contractor, like Oberg Roofing & Remodeling. Don’t be afraid to ask for references and make sure to see that they are licensed and insured. It’s also a good idea to establish a roofing file or binder where you keep all documentation of inspections, repairs, and replacements.  Rest assured that Oberg Roofing & Remodeling will be year long into the future so if there are issues, we’ll be here to help!

Random fact time: Did you know that, on average, a roof lasts between 15 to 30 years, depending on the material and climate? 

A roof maintenance program might seem like a hassle, but it’s worth it. It’ll save you so much time, money, and stress in the long run. Remember, a solid roof is critical to your home’s overall health, so don’t neglect it!   Oberg Roofing & Remodeling is here to assist those of you in Central MN, Roseville & the entire North Metro area.  Contact us today! 320-204-2264

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