We Maintain Roofs In Draper and Salt Lake City!
Checking out what is going on with our roof is not high on many people’s priority list of things to do, but it is important. Most people do not enjoy climbing a high ladder and navigating the precipitous path across their roof, especially when that roof is probably steeply angled.
But regular roof maintenance is part of being a smart homeowner, just like keeping up with your air filters and mowing your yard is. Luckily, checking out your roof and removing the debris gathered up there does not have to be done as often, but it is just as important, if not more so.
There are many factors that can cause damage to a roof silently. Things like shoddy workmanship under the surface can create major problems. Faulty materials, weathering, and standing moisture that can’t evaporate quickly enough can all be sources of problems to your roof as well.
When you perform regular maintenance on your roof, you can catch these problems early and avoid the big headache that having to replace or do large repairs on a roof can bring.
Why Should You Have Your Roof Maintained Regularly?
When you live in an area that can have extreme weather conditions, like Salt Lake City, Utah, your roof can be put to the test quite frequently throughout the year. Materials that freeze in the winter and then thaw naturally can rot, shrink, or expand and crack or break without your knowledge. Performing regular roof maintenance can warn you when things are about to start going wrong.
Roofs that are not designed well can carry the weight of nature like heavy snow, piled up leaves, and other debris. This can harm the structural integrity of your roof. Drains can clog from debris piles and keep water puddling up, eventually causing it to warp or rot the materials there and work its way into your ceiling.
Giving your roof the care it needs helps keep it protected from this kind of damage. This will help extend the life of your roof and keep you from having problems down the road that require expensive repairs.
In addition to eliminating regular wear and tear, regular maintenance just keeps your home looking nice in general. Homes that have messy roofs are on par with unmown lawns and porches in disrepair – it detracts from the overall aesthetics of your house and can even reduce the property value.
Keeping up with your roof can save you money, as well. Problems that start out small and are caught before they get big can help you avoid major repair costs. Leaks that get into your insulation or are caused from open cracks in your home can let air and heat out, costing you huge amounts of money over the years in your electric bill. When you regularly maintain your roof, you can find sources of cracks and leaks and get them sealed up, keeping the inside air where it is supposed to be instead of cooling and heating the neighborhood.
Most importantly, though, regular maintenance of your roof is important for your family’s safety. When there are changes in weather, the materials on the roof can be ruined. Heavy storms with major rainfall can completely destroy roofs, tear off shingles that are not on securely, and cause structural damage. All of these problems need fast solutions before the safety of your loved ones is at risk, but they could have been avoided had you caught the damage before it was impacted by the severe weather.
Long term roof damage that is not caught can result in the build up of mold and mildew in your home, too. This is very dangerous for the health of you and your family. Sometimes the moisture caused from leaks in your roof is not visible to the untrained eye and by the time you know the mold is there, your family is already sick. Regular maintenance can keep this serious problem from occurring.
Let the Professionals Maintain Your Roof For You
Regular roof maintenance involves getting up on the top of your home and walking through every area to clean, maintain, and monitor your roof. This can be difficult and even dangerous for many people.
If slipping and falling is a concern of yours, or you would prefer not to climb a ladder to clean the debris off of your roof and out of your gutters, contact the professionals at Patriot Roofing & Construction. Our friendly and knowledgeable experts will help you keep your roof in top shape and monitor it regularly for any evidence of damage. Call or click here to see how we can help you with all of your roofing needs.