Roof damage doesn’t always mean you need a roof replacement. However, if your roof is damaged and you allow it to go unchecked, there may come a time when there’s no other option.
This is why we always recommend a strong commitment to roof maintenance. Having your roof regularly inspected and maintained by a professional is the only proven way to extend the lifespan of your roof.
Signs of Distress in Your Roof
When your roof is in trouble, it will let you know. Leaks are the most common and obvious sign of damage, but there may be others. You might spot loose shingles, or notice the granule coating is appearing in your downspouts.
Whatever your roof does to catch your attention, it’s important to return the favor. The sooner you can contact a professional to look at your roof, the better the chances you’ll be able to catch the problem early before it becomes bigger and more expensive.
Every roof eventually has to be replaced, but it should stay strong for decades. In all our years in the roofing business, we’ve noticed a lot of roof replacements could have been avoided, if only the homeowner had acted sooner.
Catch Leaks Before They Happen
You also don’t have to wait until you see water dripping into your attic before you call a roofing professional. Preventative maintenance is even more effective at making your roof stay healthy longer, because it catches leaks before they happen.
As a general rule it’s best to have your roof inspected twice every year. Spring inspection makes sure your roof is in good shape after a hard winter, and ready to stand up to the rains of spring. Fall maintenance is important to clear away the leaves and debris and get your roof ready for winter.
It’s wise to give a roofing pro a call after a heavy storm too. High winds, heavy rain, and hail can cause damage which isn’t always visible to the naked eye. Above all, choose a trusted contractor and continue to work with them time and time again, so they get to know your roof and can do a better job protecting it.
Contact us today to learn more about depending on Titan Siding and Roofing for all your roof maintenance needs. We’re committed to keeping every roof in the Greater Cincinnati area safe and sound.