Proactive roof maintenance is critical in maximizing the lifespan of your roof. Unfortunately, there are some widespread misconceptions about when and how to conduct roof maintenance that could be costing you. Read on as Gresham Roofing & Construction, a top local roofing contractor debunks some common roof maintenance myths.
Myth 1: Modern Roofs Are Don’t Need Maintenance
While roofing technology and manufacturing processes have come a long way over the years, there is no such thing as a roof that needs no maintenance at all. Even “low maintenance” roofs need a little TLC over the years to ensure they continue to perform properly. A properly maintained roof can last as much as seven years longer on average than a roof that was not maintained.
Myth 2: Your Roof Warranty Covers All Roofing Problems
Most roofing material warranties only cover manufacturing defects, which constitute less than 1% of reported roof failures. Poor installation practices of the roofer and weather-related wear and tear are the more common causes of roof failure, and neither is covered by manufacturer warranties. If you want to extend the life of your roof, invest in semi-annual maintenance to detect signs of failure early.
Myth 3: The Sun Can’t Hurt the Roof
Consistent exposure to harsh UV rays can speed up the aging process of your roof, too. Some plastic and metal components are easily destabilized by excessive heat, leading to warps and cracks over time. Specialists recommend regular maintenance to low down the deterioration of roofs.
Contact Gresham Roofing and Construction, a trusted contractor offering full-service roofing solutions for residential and commercial clients in and around Gresham, OR. Call us today at (503) 492-7663 to schedule a consultation. You may also fill out this contact form to inquire for a roof estimate.