Most of homeowners who install the roof on their newly built home or renovate their old roof have the impression that once the installation is completed, there is no need to do anything anymore to keep the roof in good condition. This is a misconception. Periodic maintenance of the roof is extremely necessary for its optimal operation, to avoid unpleasant problems such as water leaks, increase the lifespan of the roof and benefit as long as possible from the initial investment.
In order to keep your roof in excellent shape, you should not ignore it. Sometimes, the effects of roof damage are not immediately observable, which doesn`t make them less important. As such, you have to consider scheduling a professional annual inspection with a notable roof repair San Antonio company.
Roof elements requiring periodic maintenance include:
- Cover materials (tiles, shingles, panels)
- Gutters and downspouts
- Attic windows
- Screws, nails
- Sealing elements
- Chimneys and other roof penetrations
- Insulation and elements that provide ventilation
- Wooden components in the structure of the roof
In addition to careful inspection of these elements and identification of potential vulnerabilities, periodic maintenance includes necessary roof repairs, cleaning operations and restoration of the paint coating (in the case of metallic roofs).