Modern roofing systems installed by a skilled residential and commercial roofing contractor are designed to last up to 30 years, depending on the material. With proper maintenance, you can even extend your roof’s estimated service life to 40 years. With the cost of roof repairs and replacements high enough as it is, it makes sense that homeowners want to get as much value as they can out of their roofs with good maintenance.
The key to effective roofing maintenance is regularity. Experts advise an annual inspection as well as seasonal maintenance visits, as needed. Let our skilled roofing specialists at Hinkle Roofing show you what to expect in a typical roofing maintenance service.
The Best Time to Do Maintenance
Most people choose to call their residential and commercial roofing contractors for a thorough check of their roofing systems at the start of spring. As far as fair weather is concerned, spring is a good season to get all your roofing essentials taken cared of. However, spring is also peak season for many roofers so booking an appointment may prove challenging. This is why other people try to schedule a late summer or early fall roofing service instead.
What Happens During a Professional Maintenance Service?
Roofing inspections are pretty standard. A professional will come to your home and conduct a brief but thorough visual inspection of your roof from the ground. This is when all visible signs of damage like cracked, broken or missing shingles are spotted. Then they will also check the interior structure of your roof, which might include an inspection of your attic. Once finished, they will recommend any repairs that they find to be necessary.
How Often Should You Maintain Your Roof?
A good rule of thumb to follow is once every year although some roofing companies may even recommend inspections at least once every two to three years. You should also schedule an inspection immediately after a particularly severe storm.
At Hinkle Roofing, you can turn to our professionals for all your roofing maintenance needs. Give us a call at (205) 324-8545 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today.