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How Often Should Your New Roof Have Maintenance?

December 4th, 2020 | 4 min. read

How Often Should Your New Roof Have Maintenance?

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Did you just get a roof replacement? If so, your new roof needs maintenance to protect your investment. 

But how often should your new roof have maintenance? Luckily, we’re here to break it down for you. 

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has provided high-quality roofing services to the residents in the Nashville area since 1990. We strive to give you an experience rare in the roofing industry with honesty, customer service, and a strong workmanship history. That’s why we’re proud to offer you a lifetime warranty

So, how often should your new roof have maintenance? Always eager to educate you on all things roofing, I’m going to answer that question and more. 

By the end of this article, you'll learn how often your new roof needs maintenance and why maintenance is important to your roof. 

How often does your new roof need maintenance? 

Your car needs its oil changed to keep it maintained and running smoothly, the same goes for your roof. Roof maintenance is the periodical checking of all the vulnerable areas of a roof that could be susceptible to having a problem.

To keep your new roof functioning perfectly, it’s important to have it periodically checked over. But how often should you have roof maintenance? 

Depending on the type of roof, whether it be residential or commercial, your new roof needs annual, biannual, or quarterly maintenance. Investing in roof maintenance goes a long way towards the long term health of your new roof. 

Even with a properly installed roof, it’s important to have at least an annual roof maintenance inspection.

Why is roof maintenance important?

Now that you know how often your new roof needs roof maintenance, you need to know why it’s important. Roof maintenance catches potential problems, maximizes the life of your roof, and gives you peace of mind. 

Roof maintenance catches future roof leaks

The most important reason for roof maintenance is preventative measures. A minor issue that's left untouched can turn into a major issue in just a matter of a year or two, maybe even six months. 

For example, if they find a crack in a pipe boot, it’s a simple and inexpensive fix. But if it isn’t caught because you don’t get regular roof maintenance, it can cause $300, $400, or even up to $500 worth of damage to your ceiling. 

The same goes if you have animals in your attic. Trying to get them out is one thing, but the biohazard they leave behind gets extremely expensive. When your roof has maintenance, a contractor can catch the problem and will prevent the critters from getting into the attic or make it so hard for them that they give up on your home. 

You can head off a lot of expensive problems on the front end by your contractor finding potential problems when you get regular roof maintenance.

Your roof's life is maximized with roof maintenance 

When you get your new roof installed, you’re expecting to get the most life out of it. Something as simple as annual maintenance will maximize your roof’s life.

You already know roof maintenance maximizes your roof by catching any problems with your roof and prevents future leaks before they can cause damage to your home. But it’s also a chance to clear your roof and gutters of any debris. 

Wet debris sitting on your asphalt roof will shorten the lifespan of your asphalt shingles. Because of this, it’s absolutely crucial to keep your roof running smoothly throughout its life with roof maintenance.

Roof maintenance is just one way to maximize the life of your roof. To learn the other ways, read this article on 4 ways to get the most out of your roof

Roof maintenance gives you peace of mind

Something we always talk about when it comes to your roof investment is peace of mind. Just like a proper roof installation, regular roof maintenance is going to give you just that. 

You’ll have the peace of mind knowing your local roofing contractor will either catch any problems or give your roof a clean bill of health. Even if your roof needs repairs, then at least it was caught before it has the chance to become serious. 

After your maintenance inspection, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your roof is running smoothly and that your home is protected. And the next time you have rain, you have the peace of mind that there won't be leaks or any other problems with your roof.

How long will your new roof actually last?

Now you know what roof maintenance is and how often your new roof should have roof maintenance. But is that all you need to know about your new roof?

The answer to this is no. After your new roof is installed, it's absolutely crucial to know how many years you'll get out of it. 

Because it's important for every homeowner to know how much life they'll get out of a roof, we're going to break down how long a roof actually lasts. 

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has been maintaining roofs in the Nashville area since 1990. We do everything in our power to maximize your roof with roof maintenance and high-quality repairs. When you work with us, you’ll never worry about your roof again. 

To learn how many years you'll get of a roof, check out How Long Your New Roof Will Last.

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