Why would you need to work with a qualified roofer to get a roof maintenance plan for your roof in place? Isn’t roof maintenance merely about clearing debris from the roof and ensuring that the gutters aren’t clogged up?
While clearing away debris and checking the gutters are certainly part of roof maintenance, these tasks are only part of a much bigger roofing maintenance plan, which involves:
- Performing regular inspections of both the roof and underlying structure
- Performing minor repairs on shingles and other roofing components as needed
- Clearing the roof of any debris
- Clearing the gutters on a regular basis to prevent blockages
- If needed, removing any hanging tree branches that may cause any damage to the roof
- Cleaning the entire roof, including gutters and skylights
There are two reasons why you would want to hire a professional roofer to do the above-mentioned services:
- Safety – Going out on a roof, especially a sloped one, can be very dangerous. Many have fallen and have needed immediate medical attention as a result. Roofing professionals know how to do their jobs safely. They are also insured, so they are covered should an accident occur.
- Expertise – Roofers know what to look for. They know how to identify problems and how to correct those problems with minimal time and effort. Unless you have previous professional roofing experience, it’s unlikely that you would have the expertise to identify problems that could cause major damage to the roof in the future.
Now that you’re aware of what you can expect from a roof maintenance plan, it’s important that you also know how to choose the best one for your roof.