Your roof is just like every other part of your home in that it needs regular maintenance in order to live up to its full potential. Remember that when properly cared for, a roof can easily last decades. This is because the roof will always be in the best possible condition, helping it withstand tough storms. With regular maintenance and some help from Transcendent Roofing of Austin, you also decrease your chances of experiencing other problems later on.
How Inspections Fit Into Maintenance
Out of all the components that make up roof maintenance, inspections are the most important. This is like your car’s regular inspections or your annual physical. A roof inspection is designed to make sure that everything is working exactly as it should and catch any issues early before they get worse. Just like visiting your doctor annually keeps you healthy, annual inspections maintain your roof’s quality.
These inspections are always the most effective when done by professionals like those at Transcendent Roofing of Austin as our experts have years of experience as well as extensive training. The knowledge we have accumulated over the years helps us spot issues and recommend problems. Remember that if left alone, what seems like a simple leak in your roof can increase in size and cause a significant amount of water damage to your home or even allow mold to grow.
Repairing Specific Components
Just like when maintaining anything else, during roof maintenance, our team will replace any worn components that aren’t functioning as well as they used to. This will sometimes be due to physical damage from something like a storm or it may just be due to age. For example, we will replace any missing or damaged shingles as well as any mortar or caulking surrounding the chimney and the roof joints.
A portion of your roof maintenance that you can do yourself to some extent is keeping it clean. Piles of debris and tree limbs should be trimmed as they can trap moisture and attract animals. Our team at Transcendent Roofing of Austin will be able to spot areas in need of more extensive cleaning, such as those with roof, fungus, or algae. Instead of just cleaning these spots, we also take the time to determine what caused the fungus or algae to grow or the rust to develop so it can be prevented in the future, improving the overall health of your roof.
Maintenance Will Extend The Life Of The Roof
If you are thinking of skipping your roof maintenance until you notice a problem, don’t. Transcendent Roofing of Austin can take care of it for you so you don’t have to do anything and an ounce of prevention can go a long way. With proper maintenance, your roof will easily last decades. Any of the issues that come up during this maintenance, like ponding, defective flashings, accumulation of debris, weather damage, fungus, or clogged gutters can negatively impact your roof, causing it to require replacement much sooner. Since replacing your entire roof can be expensive, it makes sense to spend a few dollars once or twice a year on maintenance to put off that expense.