A roof tune-up is not exactly the same thing as a roof repair.
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
One of the biggest differences is a tune-up addresses problems before they become an issue. Roof repair is more spot specific and can range in price depending on the circumstances. Here are key points to remember about the importance of a roof tune up for maximum longevity and savings.
Inspections After Heavy Storms
All residential roofs should be built to withstand severe weather conditions, but sometimes nature can be more fierce than expected. Many times even the best designed roofs can experience damage from major storms due to falling tree branches, high winds, and heavy rain. Even roofs built to last for decades can get degraded by flying debris and moisture. It’s crucial for the roofing specialist to look for loose, worn, torn or curled shingles and make sure water isn’t seeping through the roof.
Usually, the worst damage comes extreme weather conditions, which is why a good time for a roof tune-up is after such a storm to make sure your roof remains in top shape. The more a roofing specialist can identify and fix even small problems early the more you can protect the durability of the roof.
Capable roofers inspect and evaluate the condition of the roof components to identify areas where leaks may develop. Waterproofing is a dependable strategy for vents, chimneys, and skylights. Checking the gutters is also essential to make sure they aren’t clogged and allow water to drain properly.
Roofers will clean off debris and replace old, damaged, or missing shingles or tiles. Cracked shingles can lead to leaks, so they must be spotted early. Mold must be removed to prevent further spreading which can lead to expensive repair in addition to health hazards and degradation of the roof’s aesthetic value.
A regular roof tune-up is similar to getting a car tune-up. It’s helpful to be aware of the condition at all times to avoid bigger maintenance issues down the road. Roofers can extend the life of the roof by taking proactive steps and giving it proper care and attention.
Homeowners depend on their roof to keep their home safe from the elements. That’s why it is so important to make sure that it stays in good condition throughout the year. A roof tune-up is a crucial step toward ensuring the roof remains in excellent shape.
Providing an In-depth Roof Inspection
A roof tune-up involves having a professional roofer inspect the roof in detail. This goes beyond basic inspections. With a tune up, roofers provide a more intensive inspection including all components which affect the condition of the roof. This inspection allows roofers to find minor problems which could become costly and serious problems if they are not promptly repaired. In general, tune-ups involve addressing more roofing issues than routine maintenance or repairs.
Having debris build up on the roof can increase the risk of having moisture problems and other issues. Debris can prevent rainwater from flowing to the gutters where it is then moved away from your home. Having debris on the roof can also block vents or damage other components of the roof by causing scratches, dents and other problems. During a tune-up, professional roofers remove debris on the roof to ensure a clean and clear surface.
Sealing Roof Seams
The seams of the roof help prevent water from seeping in. When these seams have gaps or damage it is possible for water to get into the roof and put the home at risk of more serious damage. Roof tune-ups often include having roof seams sealed to stop leaks from developing.
Storms and windy conditions can cause shingles on the roof to become loose. In severe cases, shingles can be blown off of the roof. Roof shingles can also deteriorate over time from wear and tear which can also cause them to fall off. Roof tune-ups typically include replacing loose or missing shingles up to a certain amount so your roof can fully protect your home.
If your home is 10-14 years old, Contact Lifetime Roofing and Exteriors today and see how a Roof Tune-up can work for you