A roof maintenance plan will only be effective if it is properly applied. Since the roof maintenance tasks will be performed by a roofing contractor, you first need to select the best contractor for the job.
To select a contractor, choose one that is:
- Highly recommended
- Has the necessary experience
- Is insured
- Can communicate well with you
- Can present you with a maintenance plan that includes the services outlined in the previous part of this blog series as a minimum
The fastest and easiest way to find a good roofing contractor is to go with recommendations and feedback from friends and relatives, or from online reviews. You could also do a bit of research on available contractors who offer roof maintenance plans in your area. Make sure that the contractor you select has the necessary permits and licenses to operate. Without proof documentation, it would be best that you consider another contractor instead.
It’s also imperative that a roofing contractor offering maintenance plans is able to communicate with you effectively. Communication is essential in roof maintenance because the contractor will need to explain the specific problems with the roof, how those problems can be corrected and how they can be avoided as well. If the contractor is unable to communicate with you transparently, then there’s a good chance that your roof won’t be maintained properly either.
Last, make sure that you choose a highly responsive roofing contractor. In the event of a major weather disturbance, for example, you would want your contractor to come in and inspect your roof as soon as the weather clears. If the contractor isn’t responsive, then there’s a good chance that any problem with your roof could go undetected for some time, which may result in further damage.
By putting a maintenance plan in place, you can benefit from regular roofing inspections. Such inspections will enable you to identify faults with your roof no matter how minor they may be. Keep in mind that any fault should be corrected as soon as possible to prevent it from growing and causing major damage.