The Importance of Residential Roof Maintenance

CIG Construction

Residential roof maintenance is often the most neglected area of a home. Not surprisingly, most property owners do not have the expertise (or desire) to get onto their roofs and look for problems themselves. A preventative maintenance plan consisting of periodic inspection, routine maintenance, and minor repairs can help avoid costly problems down the road. Constant exposure to the elements break down the roofing system, deteriorated caulking is one of the top sources of roof leaks.

A typical roof life is 25-30 years. Little or no maintenance can dramatically shorten the useful life of a roof.

When a leak occurs, even for a professional, the source of a leak can be elusive because it rarely lines up with where the water is getting into the home. Roofing contractors need to become detectives to correctly identify the source of a leak and understand the path that water travels. Yet all of this pain can be avoided with systematic roof maintenance.

After all, a homeowner wouldn’t expect:

  • A furnace to perform efficiently if the filter was never replaced
  • A car to run if the oil was never changed

Yet, many homeowners install a roof and think that’s the end of the story.

CIG Construction assists homeowners in being proactive, not reactive when it comes to your home’s roof.

As a GAF Master Elite Contractor, we follow a comprehensive 40 point roof inspection checklist which includes:

  • Inspection of all flashings
  • Inspection of all vent caulking
  • Inspection for missing shingles
  • Inspection for material defect
  • Minor maintenance items include re-caulking and securing nail pops

With thorough periodic inspection we can help monitor the roof’s condition and help prevent small problems from becoming major leaks. Preventative maintenance service such as re-caulking exposed nails, re-caulking around vents and roof penetrations are included in our roof maintenance and tune-up package.

Residential roof maintenance is very affordable, stay ahead of a costly repair by maintaining your roof on an annual basis.