Regular roof maintenance can feel intimidating, meaning that many home and business owners put it off. This mistake allows any minor damage to exacerbate until you have to interrupt your work and life to deal with the issue. Upkeep and restoration on your roof are one of the most essential parts of maintaining the lifetime of your home. Staying on top of concerns and taking the time to address minor repairs can prevent bigger, more expensive problems down the road.
The National Roofing Contractors Association states that a roof should be inspected at least twice a year. Utilize this opportunity to make a yearly assessment of what your roof needs. You can easily contact a local roofing contractor to visit and help provide a more professional assessment before you start. This will give you a better understanding of what your home or business needs so that you can be more involved in making a plan.
If you’ve read our previous blogs then you know the most common signs of roofing damage to look for. You know that early assessment is essential and that working with professionals is the best way to prolong the safety of your structure. But it may surprise you to know that not every sign of wear and tear requires extensive restoration efforts. Often your roof may need a little upkeep to prevent further issues.
Roofing Damage to Lookout For
- leaking or moisture issues
- loose/broken shingles
- fallen branches
- worn-down materials
Catching this damage or issues early and repairing it quickly will ensure a little damage does not shorten the life of your roof and require replacement sooner. But beyond inspections and maintenance, how can we ensure the longevity of your roof? That is where roof rejuvenation and restoration can be the perfect answer.
Considering Roof Rejuvenation
Roof rejuvenation and restoration is a preventative process that helps extend the life of your existing roof and is far more affordable than a full-out replacement. As long as the original structure remains in good condition and there are no repairs to be made, the rejuvenation process helps reduce the impact of aging, assists in waterproofing, and improves granular adhesion on asphalt shingles.
The type of materials used on your roof provides you with insight into the lifespan you can expect. Asphalt roofs typically see a lifespan of around 20 years, but they begin to lose their granular coating after just five to ten years which can lead to additional damage and issues over the remaining years! Utilizing a Roof Rejuvenation process helps to strengthen and restore old, brittle shingles, allowing them to expand and contract appropriately. This service helps to maintain and even extend the overall life of your roofing in exchange for a much smaller investment as compared to waiting and replacing your roof earlier than expected.
Here are a few signs that you can see on your roof to indicate the need for rejuvenation:
- Granule loss on your roof shingles
- Black streaks on your roof
- Curling and buckling of shingles
- Missing or damaged shingles
It can be beneficial to work with a local, experienced roofing company as they will have a better understanding of how your home or business’s roof is changing over time.
Use Roof Inspections, Repairs, and Restoration Together
Maintaining and repairing your roof on an as-needed basis can help prevent additional stress which in turn prevents early roof replacement projects. Repairing heavy damage to your structure or roof replacement can be very costly and time-consuming especially if you are in an older building. By maintaining regular inspections, making quick repairs when issues are small, and performing Roof Rejuvenation can help extend the life of your roof and avoid more costly steps down the road. Overall, taking these smaller steps will save you a lot of money and time over the long haul, as well as protect your home and business from other potential damage.
Also, it is important to remember that if you are considering roof replacement, there may be other options like roof rejuvenation/restoration. By working with a professional roofing company like Wagner, you can find what options are best for the functionality and quality of your roof.
Looking to start your journey into maintaining and extending the life of your roof? Wagner Roofing & Construction Solutions offers professional services that go beyond the scope of other companies that stop at simple repairs, patching, and spraying. Schedule an appointment today and give yourself peace of mind for the future.