Roof Maintenance Matters

January 19, 2024

When you purchase a brand new car, wouldn't it be nice if you could just forget about it? If you didn't need to change its oil every 5,000 miles or rotate the tires, or do any of the other inconvenient maintenance it requires? 

It would be nice, but its not possible. The same goes for your roof. A roof requires regular "tune ups" also. Even brand new roofs need attention.

If you knew that regular roof maintenance could save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, would you do it?

It's a little known fact, but you should be inspecting your roof regularly, blowing off debris from the roof, particularly the valleys, cleaning out the gutters, sealing roof flashings, and inspecting for problem areas can literally be the difference between an hour of work and thousands of dollars in repairs.

Nothing is worse for a roof than debris sitting in valleys, behind chimneys, or in gutters. These debris break down, and prevent water from flowing properly off of the roof. When this happens, its only a matter of time before underlayment deteriorates and allows water to infiltrate the home. Once a roof is leaking, to have a professional repair it, you're already a few hundreds dollars at minimum.

Moral of the story - regularly maintain your roof, just like you regularly maintain your car! Its just as important!

We recommend at least once a year, but more if you live in areas with heavy tree cover! And, don't hesitate to give American Eagle Roofing a call - we're here to help!