IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE A PROPER ROOF MAINTENANCE
In order to prolong the life of our roof and get the most out of it, it’s very important to have proper roof maintenance. Our roofs always get exposed to the sun and rain. These factors all take a toll slowly on the membrane of the roof until the life expires. They need regular inspections done by professional roofing contractors and promoted roof repairs
BENEFITS OF ROOF MAINTENANCE
You may wonder, what are the benefits of spending money annually to maintain your roof? After a collection of research, it was discovered that a well-maintained roof will almost last its manufactured expected life. In contrast, a poorly maintained roof will last a homeowner half its life. So even though you may believe you’re spending more money on maintenance, in the long run, you’re saving because you’re delaying the need for a roof replacement.
A handful of people would say “That is why I have insurance.” Don’t think your insurance company will help if your roof has not been maintained properly. Most insurance companies clearly state that if a homeowner doesn’t notify or take action regarding roof damage, it may not be covered due to negligence.
REGULAR ROOF INSPECTIONS
Experienced home builders know that a roof on a residential building needs to be inspected twice a year. Most homebuilders hire third-party contractors to do the inspection and evaluate the condition of the roof. The initial choice comes down to the cheapest guy to do the roof inspection, hired by the homebuilder. Homeowners are always better off going to an accredited roofing contractor in their area. Legion Roofing and Construction will provide 3 major issues to be on the lookout for when doing a maintenance roof inspection.
1. EXPOSED ROOFING NAILS:
Expose roofing nails are very easily spotted when walking around the roof. Not the case if you are looking at a roof from ground level. If the nail has been exposed to the weather it will look rusted. The rusted nail provides a pathway for water. Water can get into the attic and later into the home.
2. SUN CRACKING VENTILATION BOOTS:
Cracking roofing boots are caused by a combination of sun exposure, wind storms, and hail storms. Over time the sun dries out the rubber causing it to crack. Hail storms break off the dried rubber, and the high winds blow it off the roofs. Legion Roofing roofing makes an extra effort to put polymer roofing caulk around the roofing boot and the ventilation pipe.
3. LOOSE GRANULES:
The primary cause of loose granules is foot traffic caused by other people and hail storms. When the A/C man is on your roof doing a repair, every step he takes causes granules to loosen. Also, whenever hail hits a shingle, the impact can cause the granules to loosen. Over time the granules are gone and the internal roofing components can get exposed also. Legion Roofing offers temporary patches for loosened granules.
So when you are in a need of a free roof inspection just give us a call. We offer the best products, backed up by our 10-year workmanship warranty. Call for a free estimate (407) 845-9779.