Congratulations on your new home! In this exciting time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the new information you’ll need to stay on top of while settling in. With that in mind, Proformance Roofing has compiled this handy list of the top 5 things you need to know about what should be a top priority: your roof.
- You might not know there’s a leak right away. Contrary to popular belief, roof leaks are not always immediately apparent in the form of drips and drafts. Keep an eye out for subtler signs of a problem, such as minor discolorations to your walls or paint bubbles on the ceiling. Contact Proformance Roofing if you have even the slightest suspicion of a leak—it’s far better to catch these things early.
- Set a reminder for your next inspection. With all the responsibilities of home ownership, it’s easy to put off getting a professional roof inspection until you’re just about ready to put your home on the market. The other common reminder to schedule an inspection is just after a major weather event has occurred—Florida hurricanes, anyone? But, as with most things in life, being proactive will save you money and stress in the long run. Set a reminder on your digital calendar for your next roof inspection, which should occur (at the very least) once every three years.
- Your roof isn’t forever. No matter how high-quality and expertly-installed your roof may be, the life of a typical asphalt roof probably won’t extend past the 15- or 20-year mark. That’s why, upon moving into your dream home, you should always find out the current age of the roof (and the type of materials used, as that factor will also affect its projected lifespan). With this information in hand, you can plan financially and logistically for the not-so-distant day when a full roof replacement will be needed.
- Gutters need attention, too. Overfull gutters aren’t just an eyesore. They can eventually contribute to a buildup of mold in and on your roof, not to mention gutter leaks and damage to the interior of your house. While you’re setting up calendar reminders, make sure you’ve set a recurring alert to have those gutters professionally cleaned every spring and fall.
Leave care of your roof to the professionals. Planning to DIY regular maintenance and any repairs needed to your roof? Call us biased, but that’s not something we would recommend. Without the safety equipment that professionals like us rely upon, you could end up severely injuring yourself. You could also wind up with damage to your roof—which will lead to a much costlier repair bill down the road. Instead, cut down on the money spent (and headaches incurred) by calling us today at 833-467-7635.