Any form of maintenance is good for your roof. When there’s an active leak, addressing it as soon as you discover it goes a long way to prevent the issue from worsening. However, being reactive to any issue (no matter how swiftly you act) isn’t the best way to keep your roof in good shape.

If you want to maximize your roofing system’s service life without spending a fortune, adopt a preventive maintenance approach. Here's how this approach protects you.

Avoid Interior Leaks

Scheduling routine inspections with a qualified roofer minimizes the chances of water intrusion. In most cases, leakage isn’t a problem but rather a symptom of a problem.

The goal of preventive roof maintenance is to detect the main issue before it gets bad enough to set the stage for water infiltration. The sooner you learn about it, the faster you can get it fixed. In turn, you won’t have to worry about dealing with surprise leaks and salvaging damp belongings when a storm comes.

Plan Your Budget

Any experienced roofing company will attest that it’s difficult for many homeowners to pay for unplanned repairs. Unscheduled work can catch you at a bad time. Since storm damage can rarely wait, the associated expenses can wreak havoc on your budget. Preventive maintenance allows you to budget for repairs before they become an emergency.

Protect the Product Warranty

Contrary to popular belief, roof warranties are only honored when regular maintenance is observed. And warranties are limited to manufacturing defects and installation errors, which represent just a small portion of roof failures. If you don’t do your share to keep your system in good repair, a warranty might not help you. Read the fine print to learn about conditions, limitations and exclusions. Material warranties can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Schedule a Roof Inspection Today

Every roof should be professionally inspected at least once a year. You should also perform a post-storm assessment to spot any visible red flags, but it’s best to call in a qualified professional to do a close inspection for storm damage. Call (703) 828-1620 or complete this form now to schedule an inspection with Roofing & More before winter arrives. We serve Burke, Alexandria and neighboring Northern Virginia communities.