When you commit to maintaining your roof, you expand the life of your roof and keep money in your pocket. It’s a win-win for you and a valuable piece of your home. But what exactly does roof maintenance look like? It’s standard to get your roof inspected every two years. However, there are other factors you need to consider when it comes to having your roof checked.
The material of your roof impacts the durability and longevity of your roof. Materials such as slate and tile have an exceedingly long lifespan, rarely requiring maintenance. However, they are more costly to install or repair. In most cases, maintenance comes easily and cheaply for asphalt and metal roofs. The good news is, the more costly materials are more durable, so you can afford to space out inspections.
Weatherproofing your roof prevents water from leaking into your roof, which can damage many parts of your home. Waterproofing materials, called flashing, is required for features that come out of your roof, life pipes, vents, and chimneys. The more roofing features on your home, the more often you’ll need to have your roof inspected. Our roofing contractors are skilled at noticing and fixing potential problems before they become major issues.
Age of Your Roof
The lifespan of your roof depends on the material used. The most common roofing material is asphalt composition shingles, which have a lifespan of 15-25 years. However, Houston’s sometimes extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes and hail storms, can greatly affect this lifespan. When your roof begins approaching the end of its expected life, you may want to schedule a roof inspection. This helps to avoid damage from deteriorating materials. With a young roof, we recommend scheduling an inspection every two years.
The One Exception
There’s always an exception to the rule. And in this case, a roof inspection is recommended after a bad storm. Strong winds, hurricanes, and hail can cause major damage to your home or office building if left unattended. So, after your roof endures bad weather, call Alliance Roofing Company to schedule a roof inspection.
Alliance Roofing Company offers free residential and commercial roofing inspections. If you have concerns about your roof or want to learn more about roof maintenance, contact us today.