When it comes to roofing maintenance, a lot of homeowners seem unaware that residential roofing needs to have a maintenance plan just as much as commercial roofing does. Commercial establishments and businesses are known to invest in roof maintenance plans because they know that roof replacement can cost a whole lot more than having their roofing properly and regularly maintained.
It’s important that residential owners have the same mindset. A home’s roof may not be as large as a commercial roof, but it is usually constructed with similar materials. Additionally, some residential roofs may even have more complex designs than commercial roofing, making them prone to damage caused by the elements.
In terms of roofing-related costs, a roof maintenance plan will:
- Prevent costly roof repairs that may arise as a result of damage not having been immediately detected and addressed
- Prevent the need for early roof replacement, which can be costly as well
- Prevent the cost, hassle and danger associated with damage to property caused by roof failure
- Prevent medical costs associated with health hazards related to a failing roof
Regular roof maintenance will ensure that any problems with the roof are identified and corrected before they cause major damage. Moreover, regularly maintaining the roof will also allow the homeowner to prevent the buildup of mold that may be a health hazard to the household.
Many major problems in a roof start off small – usually with a leak or a crack in the roofing structure. If not immediately repaired, such problems typically worsen over time. A tiny leak can lead to major structural damage if not identified and corrected immediately. The cost of subscribing to a maintenance plan, as a matter of fact, will definitely be cheaper than having to repair or replace an entire roof.