How a Routine Roof Maintenance Program
Can Prolong the Life of Your Roof

With spring right around the corner, many homeowners are beginning to think about preparing their home for the changing weather that comes with the new season. Preventative maintenance is essential to maintaining the value of your home. The roof of your home withstands a lot of wear and tear over the course of the year, exposed to changes in temperature, significant snowfall, and the debris that comes along with storms and high-speed winds.

A roof is among the most expensive elements of your home. Although most are built to last for well over ten years, neglecting to care for your home could negatively affect your roof’s performance, shortening its life and costing you unnecessary expenses. And although some homeowners may see preventative roof maintenance as an unnecessary commitment, a routine maintenance program can prolong the life of your roof, saving you money in the long term.

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Preventative Maintenance Reduces Emergency Repair Expenses

The routine maintenance programs offered by roofing companies, such as Ridge Top Exteriors, include regular check-ups of your roof. The purpose of these inspections is to catch the most commonly occurring roof damages before they grow into more serious and more expensive problems.

Most of the problems that affect roofs are easily fixed with minimal expense if caught early. However, if these small problems go unnoticed, they can cause further damage to your roof. In many cases, these ignored problems require expensive emergency repairs and, in some cases, may require a full replacement of your roof.

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Preventative Roof Maintenance Prolongs the Life of Your Roof

Roofs that are installed by experienced and reliable contractors are built to last for years after installation, with very little need for expensive repairs. Committing to a routine maintenance program is one of the simplest ways to further extend the life of your roof. This is accomplished a few different ways.

First, preventative maintenance programs catch small problems before they worsen or begin to affect your entire roof. Without the inspections and routine maintenance tasks performed at each visit, your roof could be damaged by ignored problems, requiring a complete emergency replacement.

Secondly, a regular inspection of your roof allows roof specialists to catch irregularities that indicate weakness in your roof. For instance, if water pools in the same area on your roof there may be an underlying problem that an adjustment can fix to keep this pattern from developing into a bigger issue.

Lastly, most routine maintenance programs include minor repairs in the total cost of the program. This means that simple and small issues spotted during inspections can be fixed that day, at no additional cost to you.

At Modernize, we know that the benefits of preventive maintenance extend beyond prolonging the life of your roof. When well cared for, your roof plays a major role in increasing the energy efficiency of your home. Without preventative maintenance, you may find yourself experiencing increasing utility expenses overtime.


If you would like to learn more ways that a roof maintenance plan can eliminate costly repairs and stretch out the life of your roof, call Ridge Top Exteriors. We are easily reached by phone 866-380-7663 or visit Ridge Top Exteriors. We’re happy to help and estimates are always free.